ADDitude ADHD Experts Podcast

“All the Feels: An ADHD Guide to Emotional Dysregulation and Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria” with William W. Dobson, M.D.

People with ADHD feel emotions more intensely, more frequently, and more suddenly. For many, emotional dysregulation is one of the most challenging core symptoms of ADHD to manage. In fact, one third of adults with ADHD say the inability to manage their emotions is the most impairing aspect of their ADHD, adversely affecting work performance and personal relationships. Dr. Dobson answers questions from participants and explains the difference between ADHD, Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria (RSD) and Bipolar Disorder in women.

Among the biggest emotional challenges facing adults with ADHD is RSD, an extreme sensitivity to criticism and judgment that seems to exist only in those diagnosed with the disorder. The good news is that certain ADHD medications can relieve RSD for about half of people diagnosed with it.

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