February 25, 2021 at 9:40 am #195268Beat100Participant
I have adhd but also aspergers, so this might not apply to everyone.
Growing up I used to listen to music everyday and most of the time. I took ADHD meds but I notice I still had trouble concentrating. I stopped taking medication after I graduated high school.
After some time, for some reason I tried to stopped listening to music. It seems that stop listening has had a change in my “brain chemistry.” I told my asperger’s counselor about this and she think I might have hypersensitivy to sound.
With music: Overall it seems like my life goes through a ‘haze’ I stopped remembering things. It similar who someone who gets drunk. I don’t drink but I have talked to people and they told me they have analogous experiences.
1-I can exercise and finish my workouts.
2-I have small bursts of energy when I can clean/organize my room.
3-I feel more present in the moment.
4-I can control my impulses better.
5-I tend to have a more calm mindset and it decreases my anxiety.
6-I tend to do more work both personal projects and professional.
Overall: I feel much better without music than with it. I wanted to know if this happened to others or it might also be because I have aspergers.
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February 26, 2021 at 12:07 pm #195324Penny WilliamsKeymaster
Wow! That is fascinating. My teen with ADHD and ASD finds music calming and soothing and needs it all the time — and the heavier the beat, the more calming it is for him.
Just goes to show the true diversity of all our minds. 🙂
ADDitude Community Moderator, Parenting ADHD Coach, Podcaster & Author, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism
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