The Slacker Syndrome
I have been referred many patients by worried family members who are
concerned that their relatives lack drive, appear spacey and don't listen. If they have not already, they may turn to street drugs and drop out of school. That is the bad news! This is not a psychological deficit or a failure of will power, but rather this is a biological condition known as attention deficit disorder. There is a lack of dopamine leading to an inability to complete tasks. With the appropriate medication, the dopamine will be replaced leading the patient to be able to focus, pay attention, and complete tasks.