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Cant pay attention - January 14th 2009, 07:21 PM

During my classes I find that I can not pay attention or I start doing something else. I get 8-9 hours of sleep and I am in challenging classes but I find that I nod off, get bored, daydream, brushing my hair, writing stories or complex codes, doodling or start reading a book instead of paying attention to the teacher. This has gotten me in trouble many times. One teacher made me stand by my desk for the class period and even then I was holding a book open with my foot and dozing off. It does not matter if it is my favorite subject or if I want to know what the teacher is saying I just can not focus. I dont really know what is causing this and it is getting on my nerves. I would like to have some ideas soon because a new semester is starting and I want to be on the right foot.
   
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Re: Cant pay attention - January 14th 2009, 07:24 PM

Go to a Doctor and get a diagnosis done, things you talk about are commonly found in Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.

However these smyptoms are also of pretty much ever boy/girl in school in the early years when the topics are un-interesting and do not appeal to them.

However if you think it is more than that, you would be wise to check out Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.
   
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Re: Cant pay attention - January 14th 2009, 07:28 PM

I will see I was worryed because the topics do interest me but I just cant focus on them
   
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Re: Cant pay attention - January 14th 2009, 07:29 PM

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I will see I was worryed because the topics do interest me but I just cant focus on them
Then it is more likley it is Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder or a slightly different format.

I cannot diagnose simply because its impossible over the internet, however. I would advise you to read up on it and if you think you fit the symptoms I would go to a Doctor, tell him/her all the problems you are facing and see what they say.
   
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Re: Cant pay attention - January 14th 2009, 07:33 PM

thanks will do
   
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Re: Cant pay attention - January 20th 2009, 10:28 PM

well i hope its not add or adhd and what not. maybe you should get a stress ball thing. of course not for stress right? just to squeeze and all. to have your hands be doing something. and yeah idk =/ .

im sorry. i dont really have this problem because i naturally usually pay attetion in class. its sorta habit for me. though i do also tend to just zone off and what not. i tend to pay attention at the same time =/ . but im still young, so it doesnt affect me much when i dont pay attention cause i get it and all...so yeah...sorry if it doesnt help much


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Re: Cant pay attention - January 24th 2009, 09:46 PM

i have add and my doctor put me on the medicine aderol...it rele helps.
   
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Re: Cant pay attention - January 25th 2009, 08:38 AM

I would speak to someone like a school or practice nurse to ask if they think you have a problem and need to consult a doctor. Other than that, try and keep yourself busy, I have trouble with the same thing, so I take a lot of notes (sometimes unesscarily) highlight in my books, etc.




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Re: Cant pay attention - January 25th 2009, 10:22 AM

I have the same problem. It's hard for me to stay awake in class, even when the discussion is interesting. However, I get less sleep than you do. I am majorly sleep deprived.

I would talk to your school couselor, nurse or doctor. They would be able to help you.
   
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Re: Cant pay attention - January 25th 2009, 10:25 AM

Closed since everyone is telling you the same answer, I also agree with them you should ask someone to check you out, possibly get a second opinion if you are sure there is a problem.

In the meantime eat sugary foods and keep hydrated to help keep you awake/interested.

If you [the OP] wants to update this topic please PM me or if another mod disagrees they know what to do xD
   
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