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Hi there. My name is***** and I'm an Internist here to help answer your question.
Judging by the question you've proposed to us, I would actually say that your use of wordage and word choice is excellent, as well as your ability to self-reflect, form opinions and think critically. As far as not finding the right words to say in a social situation--I've always had the belief that if you really have to force yourself to fit in with any crowd of people--that's perhaps not the right crowd for you. You might try seeking out other people that you share similarities with--or that suffer from the same disability that you do--whichever it may be. Quick question: were you ever diagnosed with attention-deficit disorder as a child, or as an adult? Just by reading your text and following your thought process, it very strongly resembles that of someone who may have this (very common) disorder. If that's the case, I would say that ADHD can actually be used as a gift for many people. People with ADHD have creativity in ways that others cannot even imagine. However, they lack the ability to pick up new things when they don't find them interesting, as you mentioned. Just a thought! I hope this may have helped you. I found this article for you to peruse. http://www.additudemag.com/adhd/article/8381.html
ADHD medication, when taken properly at its intended dosages, will very unlikely cause permanent changes to your brain chemistry. As far as dependency, I would say that most patients become more psychologically dependent on it, rather than physically: If it helps you, you will associate it with success, and therefore may feel like you can't achieve success without it. I'm not sure if they're right for you, but they definitely make someone with a lack of focus, able to focus on just about anything they need to, especially when they first start taking the medication. Unlike, for example, pain medication, you are unlikely to grow much (if any) tolerance to central nervous system stimulants, if taken at their lowest effective dosages, once or twice daily (and not abused, or used recreationally). In my opinion, it is possible to discontinue treatment of ADHD medication and revert back to how things were before you started taking them.
At the same time, if they are useful to you because you actually do suffer from ADHD, they can be ta***** *****-term unless there is some other medical reason or contraindication for which you should not be taking them (i.e. heart problems, hypertension).
Hi again I hope you had some time to reflect on the conversation that we've had and given it some thought. If I've managed to answer all of your questions I'll greatly appreciate a five star rating so that I may earn credit for having helped you with this matter. Take care and be well and thanks in advance!