I have an ACE score of 7. (thanks mum)
I used to struggle to focus; My anxious-mind would rather be ruminating on past-traumas and percieved future-perils.
The only way I could be present in an academic environment was by doodling in the margins. Doodling, sketching, scrawling, and expressing myself in a two-inch narrow gap.
It was a coping- mechanism I leaned on in my professional life.
I made my way from pen & paper into Photoshop.