i have had depression for a few months now and one of the main effects is my loss of mental functions
such as concentration when reading, not being able to perform simple analysis/logical tasks etc . When
it gets really bad, the simplest reading becomes impossible - the text seems to blur and i cannot seem
to take in or process any information. I started meds (prozac) just over a month ago and recently my
faculties have started to return (although not quickly enough).
I still can't do my university work, but i am finding that simple things like crosswords and light reading
are now attainable. Maybe starting with simple mental tasks and building them up slowly will help you
regain your concentration. Also i find that if i pressure myself or set myself deadlines this is not helpful.
I find it best to do something that i want to do and hopefully will enjoy enjoy and if i dont complete it,
try not to get down on myself (its really hard when you remember how good you were at something
before and how rubbish you are now).
I'd be interested to hear more about
what goes through your mind when your trying to concetrate.
I get manyconflicting thoughts, that destroys my train of thought and sometimes a general mental
'slowness' that freezes my brain.
good luck, best wishes
Post Edited (jimi5) : 5/27/2005 4:47:28 PM (GMT-6)