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Question for Adults!

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For people who are now considerably grown up
Just 1 question.

Growing older with dp/dr:

I feel as if my capability for intellectual growth has been severely limited by this shit.

The only things I learn these days could be learned during a good high and would not be taken seriously by most people. Since I really can't evaluate the content of my own mind anymore, I really don't know if I know much about anything.

Am I doomed to be as stupid at 30, 40 or 50 as I am at 19?

My mind seems frozen.
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Just wanted to add my two cents here....I don't always feel my thinking is effected, rather it is the ability to communicate externally. For example, I can type some of the most brilliant emails. I very rarely ever have any spelling and/or grammar errors while at work. I've gotten A's on all my papers I've written thus far for my Masters degree.

Buuuuuuuut, when it comes to talking, whether it be in person or on the phone, I just can't seem to get the words to come out like I want to. I either stumble over words or just can't think of what I really want to say or lose concentration or stare into space.

It sucks, because I work as a Recruiter and ideally I am supposed to be on the phone alot, but since my voice feels detached from me, and I have trouble concentrating and keeping focus, I resort to just writing emails. It really sucks.

I don't think I've become dumber with DP, but my cognitive thinking and concentration sure has gone to shit!

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