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Have you always been more sensitive than others to rejection, teasing, criticism, or your own perception that you have failed or fallen short? Nearly everyone with ADHD answers with an emphatic, “Yes.”
ADHD affects the way you experience emotions. That extreme emotional sensitivity and pain is called rejection sensitive dysphoria.
In this video, learn about the emotional disruptions that come along with the condition.
How ADHD Ignites Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria
Rejection sensitive dysphoria (RSD) is an extreme emotional sensitivity and pain commonly linked to ADHD.
It is triggered by:
People with RSD aren’t thin-skinned or weak. Emotional responses neurologically and physically hurt them much more than they do people without the condition.
Many say they can’t find the words to describe RSD’s pain.
What does RSD look like?
Doctors often mistake these symptoms as signs of bipolar disorder, depression, social phobia, or anger problems.
This is why it’s critical to share your ADHD symptoms or diagnosis, as RSD and ADHD are commonly linked and help explain one another.
And remember: There is a name for what you’re feeling. It’s not your fault. You are not damaged.
For more information, visit http://additu.de/rsd.