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inattention

 [in″ah-ten´shun]
lack of attention.
selective inattention
2. the ignoring or otherwise screening out of stimuli that are threatening, anxiety-producing, or felt to be unimportant.

in·at·ten·tion

(in-ă-ten'shŭn),
Lack of attention; negligence.

inattention

1. Neglect, e.g., of sensory stimuli.
2. Distractibility.

unilateral inattention

An inability to recognize stimulation provided to the side of the body or the visual field damaged by a stroke in the nondominant hemisphere of the brain. Sometimes called visual inattention or visual unilateral inattention. Synonym: neglect, altitudinal; neglect, hemispatial See: hemi-inattention; unilateral spatial agnosia
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Indeed, one of the reasons why hoarding disorder is no longer grouped with obsessive-compulsive disorder in diagnostic schema is that inattention symptoms are not characteristic of OCD.
"This study demonstrates the importance of differentiating between inattention and hyperactivity/impulsivity and stratifying on sex in the study of childhood ADHD," the authors write.
He described the accident as one resulting from "momentary inattention" and made Sodhi the subject of a community payback order with a condition she carry out 160 hours of unpaid work.
It includes three sections--the first nine questions evaluate inattention, the second nine questions evaluate hyperactivity/impulsivity, and the third 30 questions evaluate ADHD-related features.
The mean difference between the 2 groups was also statistically significant (p < 0.001) for the 4 difficulties subscales (hyperactivity / inattention, emotional symptoms, peer relationship problems, and conduct problems), but not for the strengths subscale (prosocial behaviour).
After treatment, 33% of this group showed a reduction of parent-reported symptoms large enough that they no longer met the clinical criteria for inattention.
ADHD is diagnosed through the use of clinical criteria of symptoms including hyperactivity, impulsivity, and cognitive dysfunction related to inattention; however, subclinical levels can cause significant personal and social distress.
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It is time police concentrated on accident causes such as driver error, inattention or tailgating.
And as I read reporter Jack Moran's follow-up story March 21, I was struck by a comment from Lane County Deputy District Attorney Chris Parosa, who tried to explain the difficulties of prosecuting the driver in such cases: "A true accident, based on brief inattention, does not constitute criminal negligence."
A study has found a strong link between sweetened beverage consumption (including energy drinks) and hyperactivity or inattention in school-aged children.
Due to negligence and inattention of Rawalpindi Education Department many teachers are affected since the benevolent fund is not being released.