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284 Possible Causes for Short Attention Span

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

    Inattentiveness The main signs of inattentiveness are: having a short attention span and being easily distracted making careless mistakes – for example, in schoolwork appearing[nhs.uk] Short attention span for age, difficulty listening to others, difficulty attending to details, easily distracted, forgetfulness, poor study and organizational skills for age[bswhealth.com]

  • Dubowitz Syndrome

    Behavioral characteristics may include hyperactivity with short attention span, impulsivity and shyness.[orpha.net] Also described is a tendency to be hyperactive or to have a short attention span. Speech delay is also common, as is a high pitched or nasal-y voice.[dubowitzsyndrome.net]

  • Rubinstein-Taybi Syndrome

    However, they displayed some specific behaviors: short attention span, motor stereotypies, poor coordination, and overweight.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] An adult female with congenital Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome (RTS) and severe mental retardation is described, who presented with symptoms of severe over-activity, short attention[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The behavioral phenotype of children with RTS has been described as friendly and having good social contacts; however, a short attention span and hyperactivity are sometimes[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Infantile Neuroaxonal Dystrophy 1

    For: INADcure Foundation Fighting Infantile Neuroaxonal dystrophy The Story According to the NIH, Infantile Neuroaxonal Dystrophy is a disorder that primarily affects the nervous system. Children with infantile neuroaxonal dystrophy typically do not have any symptoms at birth, but between the ages of about 6 and[…][youcaring.com]

  • Angelman Syndrome

    Seizures remain present in adult patients, but hyperactivity, short attention span and sleeping problems improve.[orpha.net] Angelman syndrome combines severe mental retardation, epilepsy, ataxia, speech impairment, and unique behavior with happy demeanor, laughing, short attention span, hyperactivity[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Other signs that have been described include a happy demeanor, hyperactivity without aggression, short attention span, excitability and sleeping problems with decreased need[orpha.net]

  • Anemia

    E. ( 1986 ) A randomized tial of oral iron on tests of short-term memory and attention span in young pregnant women. J. Adolesc. Health Care 7 : 44 -48.[web.archive.org] In a trial with pregnant women, the treatment group improved significantly more than the placebo group in a test of short-term memory (digit span) and a test of attention[web.archive.org] They were not different from nonanemic children in activity, reactivity, emotional tone, or attention span.[web.archive.org]

  • Exophoria

    attention span.[symptoma.com] A child with undiagnosed exophoria may be diagnosed with other conditions including: ADHD learning disabilities short attention span issues dyslexia Children with undiagnosed[healthline.com] Other symptoms that are reported in patients suffering from exophoria are the frequent loss of place when reading, print moving on the page, difficulty concentrating and a short[symptoma.com]

  • Sleep Apnea

    attention spans, emotional lability, and behavioral problems.[emedicine.com] Childhood sleep apnea differs from adult obstructive sleep apnea in that adults with sleep apnea frequently present with hypersomnia, whereas children often demonstrate short[emedicine.com]

  • Alzheimer Disease

    6 speed orientated (language fluency, number fluency, attention planning and praxis, short‐term memory, attention and concentration. 3 span orientated‐ short term visual[dx.doi.org] Total score is 18‐126 (H Shader 1974 Syndrom Kurz Test SKT 0‐27 (severe impairment) Brief psychometric test battery for the assessment of memory and attention. 9 subtests,[dx.doi.org]

  • Delirium

    […] that assesses visuospatial memory and attention 7 , 8 and (2) Months Backwards (MB), adapted from the Short Blessed Test for dementia. 9 Significant inattention was present[doi.org] Phase 1 Formal cognitive screening Trained junior medical staff screened all patients for inattention using (1) Spatial Span Forwards (SSF), a visual pattern-recognition test[doi.org]

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