lack of concentration

Discussion in 'Mental Health Disorders' started by wallflower, Jul 26, 2007.

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  1. wallflower

    wallflower Well-Known Member

    Can't seem to get myself to read a book. I just can't force myself to stare at the words and read them. I know I obviously can read. I know that the words aren't difficult to understand, but my mind is so slow that it's just too much of an effort. I started taking concerta and have been taking it a lot. Someone has told me that I shouldn't because I have symptoms of schizophrenia...but this lack of focus is scaring me more than anything. How can I learn to drive, to navigate, how can I become a writer if I can't do what I need to do. I can't learn. The concerta helps somewhat but it also makes me sort of destractable. Are there any other medications I should look into for this sort of thing? I dont know if this is the right thread for this sort of thing.
  2. jhayes0027

    jhayes0027 Well-Known Member

    I would actually like to know about this as well. I've always had a problem concentrating. Never have taken medication for it, but never have talked to anyone about it either. Though I did finally sit down and read a couple of books a couple weeks ago. One I just found too interesting, the other I forced myself to read at least one hour a day so that I would learn from it. Even made spots on my desktop to remind to read one hour a day and get off the pc.
  3. reefer madness

    reefer madness Account Closed

    Adderall perhaps?
  4. Freddy

    Freddy Guest

    I have concentration problems as well. If someone tells me more than 3 things (more or less) I rapidly begin to forget about everything they just told me. Often I cant read either. It feels awful.
  5. systamatics

    systamatics Active Member

    me 2 :( , i have all disorders and depression :mad: this fuken SUX!!
  6. Freddy

    Freddy Guest

    It really does have an impact on your life. It prevents you from getting a good education or good grades. It also effects your work performance. When others tell you something you tend to forget it easiliy or unable to comprehend the instruction.
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