ADD, OCD, or both?
Ever since the sixth grade, (I am now in college) I have always had music playing in my head. In this music, I can hear peoples voices, the background music for songs, their pitches, etc. Anyway, I find this ability to have music playing in my head to be a blessing, yet a curse at the same time. It is a blessing because I think it causes my busy life to not have as much stress due to my head playing songs I like. Also, whenever I am NOT trying to concentrate on something, I can NORMALLY pick the song I want to listen to. However, it is also a curse because when I am trying to study, concentrate, or read a book, the music can get loud and if the song that is playing has words/lyrics in it, those lyrics get in the way of my concentration and I CAN NOT change the song playing. After doing some research, I think this is an OCD problem.
However, even though the song in my head is OCD related, I think I might also have ADD. Another problem is that my memory is horrible and concentration is pretty bad too. My memory is so bad that after I do a homework assignment the night before, when I look at it the next day I am like, "How did I even do this?" My concentration is pretty bad to due to my brain always thinking of doing other things causing me to not be able to focus on the item I am trying to focus on.
My parents have said that it is due to me having so much going on, that my memory is poor. However, I think not and would like to have some second opinions before seeing whether I should see a doctor.
P.S. I am NOT at all depressed. In fact, I have been the happiest I have ever been for the past 2 years. I just cant concentrate as much as I want to or remember anything that is causing the problem.
I really appreciate any type of feedback. Thank you for taking time out of your day to read and respond to this. It means alot to me.