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Question I feel like my attention span is getting shorter - July 18th 2010, 01:44 AM

So yeah, basically it's what the title says. I have a hard time doing anything for a medium to long amount of time. I can't watch more than half a movie without getting antsy. I constantly surf websites and don't read long posts. Heck, I can't even have a good conversation with a person anymore.

I feel like i'm sinking further and further into my thoughts and farther away from human contact. The only thing I can do for a long period of time is think. But material things, and people, I just can't focus on. What's going on with me?
   
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Re: I feel like my attention span is getting shorter - July 18th 2010, 02:19 AM

I don't think it's ADHD type thing if the reason you can't concentrate is that you are being really introspective. The withdrawing from social contat thing is worrying though. When you think, what are you thinking about? Maybe you should talk with a professional. Not having interrest in things you used to and withdrawing from socail contact are sings of serrius illnesses like maybe depression.


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Re: I feel like my attention span is getting shorter - July 18th 2010, 08:57 AM

Honestly that sounds exactly like me

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Re: I feel like my attention span is getting shorter - July 18th 2010, 02:23 PM

Well school is out right now, and I most definitly do NOT have depression.
   
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Re: I feel like my attention span is getting shorter - July 18th 2010, 02:42 PM

Sounds like myself when I don't have enough socializing. Bar getting out, I find walking helps a lot. Music and reading tends to have the opposite effect....
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Re: I feel like my attention span is getting shorter - July 18th 2010, 04:42 PM

You guys aren't really helping... Can someone please help me?
   
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Re: I feel like my attention span is getting shorter - July 18th 2010, 05:21 PM

How else can we help? We can't see inside your mind.
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Re: I feel like my attention span is getting shorter - July 18th 2010, 05:47 PM

Well, I know I don't have depression, and I think a lot when I walk. I need some advice as to possible reasons why my attention span is so short of late.
   
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Re: I feel like my attention span is getting shorter - July 18th 2010, 06:20 PM

Well think back to a time when you felt you had better concentration, and consider what differences exist between then and now. Look at each one, and try to work out if there is one among them that might be the cause of your change in personality. Because even if we could come up with the name of your problem, no one can find the reason behind a fairly general change over a fibre optic cable.
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Re: I feel like my attention span is getting shorter - July 18th 2010, 08:18 PM

I can't find any major reason except for how up and down my relationship with my mom is.
   
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