Slow-lack of Alertness

Head | General Practice | Slow-lack of Alertness (Symptom)


Difficulty concentrating and is a normal occurrence for most regular people. From a neurological point of view, it is assumed that attention deficit disorder is a brain function in children, adolescents and adults, characterized by the persistent presence of behavioural and cognitive symptoms such as attention deficit, hyperactivity and impulsivity.

Concentration problems, when present in an excessive degree, are also typical of certain physical and psychological conditions. The characteristic condition associated with difficulty concentrating is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a condition that has been increasingly diagnosed in children than in adults in recent years. Rare conditions affecting the brain and emotional problems, and endocrine disorders can also affect cognitive functions of the individual and thereby alter the concentration.


Fatigue and emotional stress can cause concentration problems in most people. Hormonal changes, such as those experienced during menopause or pregnancy can also affect how we think and concentrate.