Coping Strategies

Background Music, External Stimulation and ADHD

Over on the AllPsych blog, I just wrote about a study that came out on whether listening to music helps people perform cognitive tasks. If you’re interested in all the details of the experiment, see that post, but for our purposes I wanted to focus on one finding from the study in particular: it turns out that putting on background music seems to be especially helpful for people who have a preference for high levels of external stimulation.

Living with ADHD

If ADHD Were a Movie

This morning I was reading about a new TV series based on the experiences of a woman with "Pure O" OCD, or OCD without observable compulsions. In the TV series, the protagonist’s intrusive sexual thoughts are acted out in scenes that are graphic and sometimes absurd.


Finding Time to Think

Maybe it’s because I’m a technology-immersed millennial, maybe it’s because I’m an impatient ADHDer. Either way, it seems like I rarely have time set aside where I can take a step back from whatever’s right in front of me and just think, reflect, turn things over at different angles in my mind.