Everyone struggles to focus at times, but you might benefit from treatment if your concentration issues are an ongoing problem. Board-certified providers in psychiatry, Sarang Patel, PA-C, and Taylor Hennrick, PA-C, can help improve your concentration. At the ADHD Institute of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, they can diagnose and treat common causes of concentration issues such as anxiety and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). You can get help for your problem in person or by telehealth; call the office or book an appointment online today.
Concentration issues are a common problem. If you can’t concentrate, you won’t be able to think clearly, focus on school or work tasks, or sustain your attention in social situations. You might find that your concentration issues affect your decision-making too.
The effects of concentration issues vary between people. For instance, you might find it difficult to sit still while someone else becomes extremely forgetful. It’s not unusual to have problems remembering things that happened recently or find it impossible to complete a complicated activity.
Frequently making careless mistakes can also result from concentration issues. These problems may be worse at specific times throughout the day or in certain environments, particularly where you’re under stress.
Many problems can cause concentration issues. In many cases, it’s a symptom of a long-term health problem like chronic fatigue syndrome, hypothyroidism (low levels of thyroid hormone), or fibromyalgia. Lack of sleep, hunger, and stress can result in concentration issues too.
Concentration issues are a common problem for people with mental health and neurological conditions such as:
The ADHD Institute of Michigan team specializes in diagnosing and treating concentration issues related to anxiety and behavioral disorders. They also offer a medication management service, which could help if your concentration issues are due to taking medicines.
Successful treatment of concentration issues depends on finding the cause of the problem. You need to attend a diagnostic consultation where your provider reviews your symptoms and medical history and completes a physical examination. You may need certain tests to confirm or rule out underlying causes like hypothyroidism.
ADHD Institute of Michigan uses advanced diagnostic techniques like the Cambridge Brain Sciences psychological assessments, which you can complete online.
If you have a physical disease, appropriate medication and lifestyle changes should improve your condition and reduce your concentration issues. Medication might also be helpful if your concentration issues are due to a disorder like anxiety or ADHD.
Anti-anxiety pills and antidepressants can help in many cases, and stimulants are a key aspect of treating ADHD. Talk therapies can also be highly beneficial, both for treating the underlying reasons for your concentration issues and helping you manage the problems they cause. Behavioral therapy can be particularly useful for patients with ADHD.
If you’re struggling with concentration issues, contact the ADHD Institute of Michigan to find out how they can help. Call their office or book an appointment online today.