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Researchers Reveal New Link Between Anxiety and Lower Attention Span

If you have anxiety, then you’re more likely to have attention disorders.

Researchers believe there is a brain connection between them. Initial studies on teens reveal that they’re more likely to have both issues together.

If you have anxiety or trouble concentrating, consider these discoveries:

  1. The link between anxiety and attention. Researchers at the University of Texas discovered that your anxiety and attention span are linked.




  1. Unconscious anxiety. Medical experts believe unconscious anxiety can explain some cases of attention deficit disorders.




  1. Overlapping symptoms. The symptoms of anxiety and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder can overlap. The shared symptoms can include having trouble concentrating and focusing on one task. They can also include not having control over your impulses, being irritable, feeling scared and being afraid to try new things.



  1. Treatment and help. If you or someone you care about has anxiety and attention issues, seeking help may bring real benefits.





  1. The role of learning disabilities. It’s important to avoid overlooking learning disabilities that can exacerbate anxiety and attention issues. Researchers have noticed that all three issues can occur together.






Anxiety and attention issues can appear together. If you or a loved one suffers from these issues, our team can help you understand what is happening in the brain!  Call today and find out about our diagnostic evaluation process.

Angelo Sambunaris, M.D.

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