Difficulty concentrating is a condition wherein people have trouble focusing on a job or task at hand no matter how hard they try. Learning new skills and keeping a job becomes difficult for such people. There can be various reasons for this condition such as a brain injury or trauma, chronic headaches or anxiety and stress. People experiencing this condition find it difficult to get support and understanding from others and this leads to frustration and depression.
HOW IS DIFFICULTY CONCENTRATING DIAGNOSED?
The list of diagnostic tests mentioned in various sources as used in the diagnosis of Concentration difficulty includes:
• Physical examination
• Neurological examination to look for focal neurological signs and papilledema
• Blood tests
• Liver function tests
• Thyroid function tests
• Blood cultures
• Molecular genetic testing for Huntington's disease
• Urine tests
• Urine drug screen
• Radiological investigations
• CT scan or MRI brain
HOW IS DIFFICULTY CONCENTRATING TREATED?
Treatment depends upon the cause of the condition. Sometimes, a chronic illness can be the cause and in this case treating the chronic illness will improve the difficulty concentrating as well. In other cases or mild trouble with concentration, some counselling, rest and stress relievers can be effective treatment.
DID YOU KNOW?
Hormonal changes such as menopause or pregnancy can cause temporary condition of difficulty concentrating.