Posted by: Andile | 2011-04-29



I''m trying to get some studying done but having trouble focusing. I find that I''m very easily distracted and can get myself to concentrate on any one particular thing for too long. Could this be ADD? If so, could RITALIN help me with my concentration?

Expert's Reply


ADHD Expert

Dear Andile,

As studying is rarely anyone's favourite pass time, it is not the best activity to measure your concentration by.

For a diagnosis of ADHD to be made, you must have difficulty concentrating in at least three different settings and the experience must impact negatively on your functioning.

Some other symptoms of ADHD include being forgetful of important tasks or items, poor time management and difficulty completing a variety of tasks.

Taking Omega oils on a daily basis can help to improve concentration, as can exercise, getting enough sleep and following a healthy diet rich in protein and low in carbohydrates.

Kind regards,

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