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Out of focus, loss of concentration. What is the cause?

Hi my son is almost 9 and has been zoning out from time to time for as long as I can remember, as a toddler he just seemed obblivious to things around him. It has come to my attention that it is starting to effect his schooling and is happening more often. He isnt behind in school yet but am worried it could get that way. Where do I start to get the answers about what may be wrong with him. His teacher has told me he tences then is just gone. My son has said he isnt focusing on anything, it s just black and he doesn t hear anything. These episodes anly last a min or so at a time. My son loves to act, he doesn t seem to have alot of friends he plays alone alot, other kids tease him and think he is just strange. Please help. Can you give me any insight into what may be causing this.
Asked On : Fri, 15 Mar 2013
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Psychologist 's  Response
Dec 2015
Welcome to HCM
Epilepsy cannot be ruled out from whatever symptoms available
It is always good to consult a neurologist to find out
Blanking is not normal at all.
But is he aware what he is describing?
We do dose off in the classroom often,
may be he is trying excuses?
Just watch and observe thoroughly.
Still get an EEG done and confirm nothing wrong.
Wishing good future
Answered: Sun, 5 May 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Sanjay Sharma's  Response
Hi mom,
Please get him checked by a pediatric neurologist to rule out absence epilepsy .He will need an EEG study. If an epilepsy can be ruled out consulting child psychologist will help.
Hope you reach an early diagnosis.
Answered: Mon, 25 Mar 2013
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