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Anyone else suck at watching movies/tv?

My attention is terrible. I am lucky if I can sit and watch for like 20 minutes. Is so frustrating because previous to this state of mind I purchased a cool home theatre system and the only thing I watch on it is ancient aliens lol

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I’m the exact same. I’ve been able to do nothing about it. I’ve tried every supplement under the sun.

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I can watch some TV, but it’s extremely difficult for me these days. My mind can’t stay focused on any one thing for long.

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i love watching movies with my dad =)
my concentration is bad too but still i enjoy watching the movies… i can watch them again and again though cause my concentration is so bad.

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@everhopeful @fractaled @lekkerhondje do think it’s the condition or the meds? I haven’t decided

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I’m unmedicated so…

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I think it’s the meds.

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I can’t follow a show or movie. People are always making references to shows and movies and I’m lost. I have no clue what they are talking about. I don’t know any actors or directors. I have a whole section of pop culture missing from my brain.

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I have a hard time staying focused, add my hearing problems and it just useless to watch TV

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Its both I think. I stopped meds for 2yrs and still had concentration issues.

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Ah that is informative then. I have been leaning towards the side of the condition being the cause.

Part of my wants to try adhd meds but tbh I can’t handle stimulants. Just gonna have to put up with it I guess

i think the same… it’s combination of both for sure…

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I used to be a huge TV/movie buff, but for the past few years I haven’t been able to tolerate it much. It’s been worse since my latest psychotic episode.

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I used to watch tv a lot, but never movies. Now tv is just not enjoyable most the time. But I can follow a 30 minute show.

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I don’t watch shows/movies anymore… I just have stuff playing for background noise

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I used to put the tv on for background noise, now I find I like music or most of the time just quiet. I get easily overstimulated by sound and it upsets me a lot.

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I can watch a whole show or movie, and the next day I have forgotten to the point where I can watch it again and not remember anything in it. It’s scaring me

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exactly the same for me… i can watch movies again and again…

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Same here.
I think it’s the condition and not the meds.

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