Meaning of distractibility


Pronunciation: (di-strak"tu-bil'i-tē), [key]
— n. 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.
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