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My new therapist asked me last session what I'd like to work on.  I said I'd like to not be fucked up after some discussion and had difficulty specifying more, then I think I specified too much, then she read about social anxiety, which is probably less important to my daily functioning than other things. 

I have cognitive issues like driving past where I live regularly, wasting gas getting lost, and ending up walking several hours if I use the bus.  I have issues with leaving the stove on overnight and moldy laundry in the washer.  I don't understand things well if people talk too long or multiple people at once, or if people give multi step directions.  Can therapy help with coping with things like that?

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Therapy usually always can help you cope. It may not solve the issues, but it can help you deal with them better.

However, those cognitive problems sound pretty severe. Are you being seen by an MD like a neurologist about them?

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I am in early stages of treatment for a sleep disorder by a sleep specialist and my regular neurologist still wants me to see him for check ups or something.  

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I tried to explain my problems with thinking, but I do not think I did very well.  She said it might be a medical problem, which I said it probably was.  I tried to get suggestions for coping, but she only suggested grounding techniques, which only help when I am anxious.  I said I was thinking of hanging whiteboards and smartphone strategies.  She suggested a planner, but that is part of my smartphone usage already.  I might be able to receive more help on this issue when people don't think I'm slightly delusional though.  

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I can understand how that would be frustrating. If I were you, I'd be more adamant that you need to work on these things because they are interfering with your daily life and keeping a planner is not cutting it. I know that there are therapists who specialize in ADD who have a whole array of things to help people cope with ADD even without medicine.

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