What is Distraction?

Category: Lifestyle Modifications

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Distractions can come from both external sources (physical stimuli through the five senses), or internal sources (thought, emotion, fantasies, physical urges).

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 3 1
Panic attacks 2 2
Allergies 1 0
Anticipatory anxiety 1 1
Anxious mood 1 0

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
1
Mild
0
None
2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Distraction

Side effect Patients
Dissociation 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Distraction

Dosage Patients
as needed 2
daily 1

Duration

Currently using Distraction

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1
10 years or more 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 1
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 0
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 2
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1 patient evaluation for Distraction

Jan 26, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for uncontrollable worrying)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for panic attacks)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for guilt or self blame)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for feeling emptiness)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

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