Hello. I am writing this because I have been forced to deal with a problem that I have been denying for years. I am forty years old and for as long as I can remember I have had difficulty in "thinking logically". I try to put up a good front but inside I just feel like I'm just fooling everyone, even my wife. I feel very absent minded. I work in retail as a manager so I often have to accomplish many things. If my boss gives me a list of things to accomplish, i have to write them down or I'll forget to do them. And if I don't look at what I wrote down, I still forget. Also, I have always had problems having conversations in social situations. I feel awkward and can't keep a conversation going and I feel the person that I'm talking to start to feel uncomfortable. The reason that I say I have been forced to deal with it is because I am in the teaching credential program. Although I feel that I possess the intelligence, teaching is about communicating and so many little details. If I can't get help in sorting these things out, I don't think that I could do it. My question is, who do I talk to? A doctor? A psychiatrist? What causes this? Is it a chemical imbalance? Will medication help me think straight? What's my first step? Any advice would be appreciated.