What is Attention Deficit

Attention deficit characterized by a difficulty in retaining focus, especially on tasks, for long periods of time.

Symptoms of Inattention

  • Often makes careless mistakes and lacks attention to details 
    (Examples: overlooking or missing details or handing in work that is inaccurate)

 

  • Often has difficulty paying attention to tasks 
    (Example: difficulty remaining focused during lectures, conversations, or lengthy readings)

 

  • Often seems to not listen when spoken to directly 
    (Example: mind seems elsewhere, even in the absence of obvious distraction)

 

  • Often fails to follow through on instructions, chores, or duties in the workplace 
    (Example: starts tasks but quickly loses focus and is easily sidetracked)

 

  • Often has difficulty organizing tasks and activities 
    (Examples: messy, disorganized work; poor time management; fails to meet deadlines) 

 

  • Often avoids, dislikes, or is reluctant to participate in tasks requiring sustained mental effort, like preparing reports, completing forms, or reviewing lengthy papers 

 

  • Often loses things like tools, wallets, keys, paperwork, eyeglasses, and mobile phones

 

  • Often easily distracted by other things, including unrelated thoughts

 

  • Often forgetful in daily activities, such as running errands, returning calls, paying bills, and keeping appointments