Dr. Sarah Orban specializes in child clinical psychology, with a specific focus on identifying executive function deficits as mechanisms of academic impairments in children with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Her symposium was titled Why Boredom is Interesting – Understanding Proneness to Boredom in College Students with ADHD. Boredom here means “an impaired ability to concentrate.” Her research investigates whether attention problems with ADHD are ubiquitous or dependent upon the students’ varying situations. Her work has practical applications about the consequences of boredom, which can affect depression and anxiety, inspire self-harm, binge eating, gambling, drug and alcohol use, work related accidents, and academic problems. Dr. Orban suggests that people with ADHD may be more prone to boredom due to a lack of attention control.