What is Distraction Methods?

Category: Lifestyle Modifications


Distraction methods are a type of cognitive behavioral therapy that can be used to help take the mind off of certain subjects or thoughts.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Anxious mood 2 0
Dislike of sound (misophonia) 1 0
Irritability 1 0
Nerve pain (neuralgia) 1 1

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 0
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Distraction Methods

Side effect Patients Percentage
Need for quiet environment 1


Currently using Distraction Methods

Duration Patients Percentage
10 years or more 1
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 0
Usually 0
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 0
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There are no evaluations for Distraction Methods.