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Lack of focus and disturbed mind - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hello, I've been struggling with work the last few months and seems like i'm getting no where. I own my own business no for 6 years and seems like its a daily struggle to get proposals/paperwork done not to mention daily chores. Seems like I'm always starting new tasks but never end up actually getting much done. I've had problems like this since grade school where i would daydream or go off on a tangent somewhere. Its starting to affect my sleep at night where i sit up thinking of all the work i didnt get done or need to do. I thought it was because i needed an assistant, but really its just me not focusing and following through with what I start.
Doctor :   Hi,
User :   hi
Doctor :   Let me read your query for few minutes to be able to have a good discussion here.
Doctor :   Ok,
Doctor :   I see the reason for your problem being stress and work load
Doctor :   its normal for one to be having sleepless nights if stressed
User :   even happens when work load is low. problems focusing on single project. always starting various
Doctor :   ok, do you think you have attention deficit disorder ?
User :   affects my mood too
User :   i think i've had something like that but never diagnosed. always had problems focusing in school
User :   but always managed to pull through and pass classes with extra credit
User :   anytime i take a test i have very hard time finishing the test
User :   Any time i used to take a test i had problems in school...i'm fairly smart guy
Doctor :   May i know you age ?
User :   32
Doctor :   May i kno your gender and occupation ?
User :   male self employed - have a a/v rental company
Doctor :   i do not think the diagnosis of attention deficit can be considered now
Doctor :   it fairly a childhood illness and wears off with age
User :   i dont know what the difference is between adhd and add, i also have difficulty reading
Doctor :   What kind of difficulty are you facing in reading ?
User :   i also find myself being late more often and hard to stay organized. in general i always struggled with reading , i dont focus and daydream
Doctor :   I suggest you to get councelled by a psychiatrist
Doctor :   the problems you have are to be evaluated on subjective basis
User :   are there any there?
Doctor :   yes,
User :   i knew thats what i shouldve done just putting it off thought i could get help online or here
Doctor :   yes, i could guide you only
Doctor :   as its a process where a detailed interaction with you for many sittings is needed
Doctor :   and needs your personality and psychological understanding
User :   ok
Doctor :   only after a detailed study of your problems it may be possible to help you to develop a required personality
User :   ok
Doctor :   you have to spend a lot of time with the psychiatrist for this
Doctor :   the problems you have do not get solved by any kind of medication
Doctor :   its a will dependent issue
Doctor :   you have to make will for that you may need to i=understand your problem and its causes well
Doctor :   and you will be helped by a psychiatrist in the process
User :   i have taken Focus factor vitamins and i swear it helps some
Doctor :   yes, it does
Doctor :   and it could a placebo effect
User :   i doubt it, its noticable
Doctor :   the confidence that it helps will help you
User :   i dont have a great diet either, i try but difficult to eat well these days not much available
Doctor :   F F vitamins are those which help in people with ADD when caused by organic illness
Doctor :   What difficulties do you face in having a good diet .
Doctor :   ?
User :   there arent many healthy foods locally
Doctor :   ok,
User :   hard to cook for 1 guy
Doctor :   yes, i agree
User :   i work out alot too so trying to get in more protein
Doctor :   but that should not become reason for restraining yourself from a healthy diet
User :   i know
Doctor :   the problem may be easily solved by a dietitian
User :   so you think that the F F vitamins are helping because i have an underlying condition?
Doctor :   i consider the food problem is no where related to your personality and psychology
Doctor :   yes, it could be
User :   oh no, i know the food thing has nothing to do with anything
Doctor :   F F helps when having a organic illness
Doctor :   i still consider , in you it may be a placebo
User :   i wish it was
Doctor :   let this be confirmed by a psychiatrist after evaluating you
User :   ok
Doctor :   is there anything i can help you with ?
User :   not unless you can put me intouch with someone who can.
Doctor :   yes, i can do that
User :   ok thats
User :   good thanks
Doctor :   you will be shown a green pop up to the right which will guide you
Doctor :   did you get that ?
User :   yeah but they want more money upfront
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