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Concentration difficult ? Absorbed in thought ? Difference ?


I was browsing Kent's Repertory lately. I came across
these phrases :

Mind, absent-minded (Sulph.)
Mind, absorbed, buried in thought (Sulph.)
Mind, concentration, difficult (Lyc.)

What's the difference between them ? I mean, if you are
absorbed in your thoughts, you obviously can't attend to
the task at hand, you can't concentrate on the task at hand.

  ranaknight on 2005-02-17
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
Absent minded:

You went to the portico, to pick up the morning news paper, but came back,after enjoying the beautiful morning sun, without picking up the paper.

Absorbed,buried in thought:

You are so much absorbed in your thoughts that you didn't notice the milk boiling and spilling on the floor,despite being present before the stove.

Concentration difficult:

You want to prepare for your exams, but every now and then your thoughts stray away.You are looking at the book,but your mind is somewher else.


bandarbabu2000 last decade

Thanks so much for the reply. But I think I still need some

> (Absorbed,buried in thought:)
> You are so much absorbed in your thoughts...
but if you are absorbed in thoughts, aren't you automatically
absent minded ? I mean, giving from your example, you were
absorbed in thoughts, so you didn't notice the milk boiling
(despite being present before the stove), because your thoughts
were somewhere else (you were absent minded ?)

Again, if you are absent-minded, don't you automatically lose
concentration ?

> (Concentration difficult:)
> ...but every now and then your thoughts stray away.
Taking again from your example, You were thinking something else,
(you were absent minded ?), so you couldn't _concentrate_ at the
task at hand, that is picking up the paper that was lying on the

Best Regards
ranaknight last decade
If you are in doubt,and if the rubrics seeem similar to you,combine the medicines in all of them, and your medicine will be one of them.

Use other symptoms for elimination purposes.

bandarbabu2000 last decade
To add my two-penny-worth:-

Not paying attention and therefore not thinking of task at hand is different from finding it difficult to concentrate (EVEN if there is nothing to distract you.) That may or maynot be due to other thoughts crowding into your mind; and it is also relevant whether that is a usual feature or a temporary one (like during a phase of acute stress / trouble).
Minsa last decade
Would have thought that the differences between Sul and Lyc were oretty obvious.

Perhaps one should browse more creatively.
passkey last decade
Hi. Caught the above, but new to this. Problem is lack of focus or concentration. Would like to be able to sit down and just get to work and be able to concentrate on one thing for an extented period of time instead of allowing myself to be distracted with thoughts or things going on around me so easily. Please help. I am a writer and this is a major distraction for me.
dkc37 last decade
Hi ,
Just came across this thread.New to this forum.I tried to Put my problem on forum but couldnt describe nicely and ended up with only one reply( wasnt much helpful).Looking at this Symptoms

'Mind, absent-minded (Sulph.)
Mind, absorbed, buried in thought (Sulph.)
Mind, concentration, difficult (Lyc.)":

These are exctaly what i feel.I dont undersatnd what does it mean by (......) cause very new to homeopathy....
Is there some body who can suggest some remedy for this kind of symptoms.

Let me be specific.I got three episod of Depression and i am out of major symptoms of depression but still facing the above mentioned symptoms.....Please please Help......If you need more info please write me back...i will give you whole history if this isnot enough.

Thanks in Advance
chaturchand last decade

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