Inattention is a concentration symptom of poor mental attention. Such a person may have poor concentration and/or be easily distracted. A well-known cause is ADHD (inattentive subtype), where there are often other symptoms such as hyperactivity and poor concentration. Inattention needs to be distinguished from other similar symptoms ...

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Inattention means a person wanders off task, lacks persistence, has difficulty sustaining focus, and is disorganized; and these problems are not due to defiance or lack of comprehension. ...Source: NIMH (NIH)1 ...

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Diagnosis of Inattention

Getting help: Many children go through phases where they're restless or inattentive. This is often completely normal and doesn't necessarily mean they have ADHD. However, you should consider raising your concerns with your child's teacher, their school's special educational ...2

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Specific Causes of Inattention

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Causes List for Inattention

Possible causes of Inattention (or similar symptoms) may include:3

  • ADHD in Children (trouble paying attention)
  • ADHD in Girls (inattention)
  • ADHD in Teens (inattention)
  • ADHD (ADD, Absence seizures, Fidget, Fidgets, Inattentive Symptoms, attention deficit disorder, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, fidgeting, inattention, inattentive, symptoms of inattention, symptom of inattention, trouble paying ...
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Clinical Features of Inattention

Children who have symptoms of inattention may:

  • Be easily distracted, miss details, forget things, and frequently switch from one activity to another
  • Have difficulty focusing on one thing
  • Become bored with a task after only a few minutes, unless they ...
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  1. Source: NIMH (NIH): health/ topics/ attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-adhd/ index.shtml
  2. Source: NHS Choices UK: conditions/ attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-adhd/ 
  3. Source: Algorithmically Generated List

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