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Inability to concentrate in studies - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Mental Health
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 40 Questions
User :   I'm not sure if it's anxiety or add but I know I was diagnosed with add as a child and my dad never let me get on medicine because he heard bad things about it back then. In high school I noticed something but it wasn't a huge deal I could still do very well in classes and get good grades. Now that I'm going to SLU doing bio pre-med the classes are much harder and require much more time to study or do an assignment to receive a good grade. I find it hard for me to concentrate while studying and once things get complex or I don't understand something easily or if it's a big assignment it feels like something is bouncing around in my head or like static and I can't focus at all.
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hey
Doctor :   I'm Dr.XXX
Doctor :   Let me read your query
User :   Ok thanks.
Doctor :   Probably it is due stress
Doctor :   Are you having adequate diet?
Doctor :   Does it contain all the vitamins and minerals?
User :   I workout just about everyday and I'm athletic I eat just about anything not sure if that is adequate I feel healthy I dont take a multivitamin though.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you take adequate rest?
User :   Yeah
Doctor :   Do you smoke or consume alcohol?
User :   alcohol on weekens sometimes but not smoke
User :   weekends*
Doctor :   Thats good
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