Mental Health

Can't Concentrate

Monday, October 13, 2014


Question

I usually have difficulty paying attention in class and focusing on studying/homework. It seems like it's hard to concentrate no matter the level of distractions in the environment - whether I'm at home or in a coffee shop. It is sometimes a bit easier to focus when I'm in the library, but not always. I'm frustrated because internet searches on how to concentrate on studying focus on removing distractions for your environment. I've also already been evaluated for ADHD, and the conclusion was that I don't have it. I'm getting pretty far behind in my classes, and I'm worried that my grades will be severely impacted if this continues. I have an appointment with my psychiatrist in a week but I can't get any farther behind in my homework. I want to start doing my homework and studying NOW but I just can't focus or motivate myself no matter what I do. I also haven't gone to one of my classes' lectures in two weeks, and yesterday I stayed in bed past 1pm. I'm scared by my inability to do life responsibilities.

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Short Attention Span

Thursday, September 18, 2014


Question

Hi. I was wondering the process for getting medicine that will help with my short attention span and maybe help me focus more in classes and on assignments! Do I make an appointment with Student Health & Wellness, or who should I contact?

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Worried about Appointment

Friday, May 30, 2014


Question

I have an appointment with a psychiatrist this summer about depression, but I’m worried they won’t think my problems are real and won’t help me.  What should I say when I get there?

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Anxiety Affecting Ability to Learn?

Monday, September 30, 2013


Question

Can anxiety affect my ability to learn and concentrate? If so, how can I get rid of anxiety?

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Difficulty Concentrating

Friday, September 13, 2013


Question

Okay, so I have been noticing that I am not able to concentrate real well with all this reading. I had trouble in high school, but just ignored it. Now its been getting worse. This might not be a physical injury, but didn't really know who to ask. As I read a page I will be focused on something else then I try to re-read it and make sure I'm paying attention, but I don't even notice Im losing focus again. I feel like its going to mess with my education.

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