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Unable to control mind

I always had a little lack of concentration problem since childhood. 24*7 my mind used to make stories from any real or imaginary instances, from movies, or from any incidents around. I never took it much seriously as it didn't affect my daily life much back then. But since last 2-3 years i have felt this situation of mine worsening daily. Moreover it has affected my presence of mind and remembering capacity to a huge extent. I do not even seem to remember what i was looking at as soon as i am done looking at it because my mind is somewhere a million miles away. Recently i was preparing for competitive exams and it became almost impossible for me to read my books (trying to concentrate) for even 2-3 minutes continuously without causing me a headache. The outcome was that even after studying for hours i could get output of just a few minutes. This thing has started to tamper with my self confidence.I want to know is this thing a issue that needs psychological attention/medication?
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Dr. Sugandha Gupta Delhi | Psychiatrist
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What you mention about your childhood seems to be normal imaginative thinking appropriate to age. Howsoever, your current problems need to be attended to immediately. Firstly, improve your lifestyle by including regular walk and meditation/pranayaam in your daily routine along with a healthy diet, regular 6-7 hrs of sleep and some recreational activity. Secondly, get assessed by a psychiatrist for any underlying depression or anxiety disorder. He/she may also assess you for any contributory medical illness. Good luck!
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You have an attention deficit disorder. Psychostimulants such as methylphenidate will help you tremendously. Consultation with a psychiatrist will be needed
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