>have you tried cognitive behavioral therapy?
I think it helped a bit, though more with OCD than ADHD.
>and how is your physical health?
Overall good, I think. I'm relatively fit.
>are you eating healthily, exercising, and getting enough sleep?
Two first yes, but I have sleep problems.
I feel like I'm getting enough sleep, but then I'm sleepy during the day.
I'm taking trazodone for sleep and fall asleep easily (it was a massive problem for me before), but my sleep quality must be low.
>so the brain does not get addicted to dopamine, but the end effect is the same
I think the first post was clear enough. I interpreted it as "dopamine tolerance".
The deal is, I don't see how could I get high dopamine without drugs. I'm doing things to avoid the painful boredom, I don't expect them to be actually interesting.
On high enough dose of ritalin, I feel like I'd expect a normie to feel: more happy than unhappy, motivated by "wants" more than "want nots", without pointless anxiety about nothing in particular. That's how I'd expect normal dopamine levels to feel like.