Not all problems with attention are ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). The reason it is important is because you don’t want to take stimulants if problems with attention and focus if these problems are not the result of ADHD.
Here are other problems that can cause you to have trouble focusing and concentrating.
Stress and having too much to do
ADHD starts in childhood but can continue into adulthood. Some people may have ADHD as a child, but never take medication until they get older such as young adulthood. But with this person, they still would have had problems in childhood. It’s probably not ADHD if everything went smoothly from childhood until age 30 or 40 when your life is now more stressful. If you take stimulants to perform better, you can push your mind to do more than it can naturally do. This can result in burnout that looks like unmanageable anxiety or depression.
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