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I'm not able to concentrate on my studies. When I am depressed or emotionally attacked my mind stops working for sometime.

Question: I am not able to concentrate on my studies. When I am depressed or emotionally attacked my mind stops working for sometime. I am in my dreams and thinking about anything. Sometimes, I talk with myself only. Teentalker , 15-year-old

Dear Teentalker,

Thank you for attending the Teentalk India session held at your school, for reaching out and sharing your concerns.

Difficulty while concentrating on studies could be due to a variety of reasons, one of them being depression. Also, as you've mentioned, during such phases, you start dreaming or you feel lost and/or your mind wanders. At times, you might find yourself going on a vacation, when in reality, you're expected to study and prepare for your exams. So, whenever, you find yourself dreaming (or day-dreaming) as it is rightfully called, please ask yourself the following questions:

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