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distractibility

[dih-strak-tuh-bil-i-tee] /dɪˌstræk təˈbɪl ɪ ti/
noun, Psychiatry.
1.
inability to sustain one's attention or attentiveness, which is rapidly diverted from one topic to another: a symptom of a variety of mental disorders, as manic disorder, schizophrenia, or anxiety states.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; distract + -ibility
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  • Both disorders often cause inattention and distractibility and may be difficult to distinguish, particularly in children.

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