By Elizabeth Broadbent I feel personally attacked more than most people do. The sharp tips of criticism gut me open. Even the anticipation of rejection can paralyze me. And when it does, I’m tough to live with, tough to calm, tough to help. Here is how Rejection Sensitivity challenges my most important relationships, and what […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
IT’S HARD NOT TO TAKE THINGS PERSONALLY. When someone shouts at you on the road, you feel the sting of their anger. When scrolling through social media, you see a picture of a friend out with your other friends—and wonder why you were not invited. When you write a friend or relative to get together, it’s […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
If you have a friend who always seems to interrupt you before you can finish what you’re saying, it can leave you feeling frustrated or disrespected. But if that person is living with ADHD, understanding the symptoms of their condition can help you improve your understanding of their behaviors. This will ultimately lead to better […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Margarita Tartakovsky, MS It takes you forever to do the simplest tasks. Why can’t you be more productive? Faster? Smarter? Better? No one will hire you. You always mess up important opportunities. No one likes your ideas. No one likes you. When these thoughts run through our minds, we assume they’re true-blue truths. And we […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
“Challenges with processing emotions start in the brain itself. Sometimes the working memory impairments of ADHD allow a momentary emotion to become too strong, flooding the brain with one intense emotion.” Thomas Brown, Ph.D., explains why (and how) ADHD sparks such intense anger, frustration, and hurt. Read the full articleContinue Reading... No Comments.
ADHD is a lot more than just inattention, impulsivity, hyperactivity, and being disorganized. Yes, those are all components of it, however, not enough is written about the emotional component. I can’t speak for everyone, but from what I’ve read as well as from talking to my family members and friends who have ADHD, and of […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Caroline Buzanko We can’t (and shouldn’t) protect our children from every stressor that may overwhelm them, but we can use gratitude, pride, and compassion to help them build resilience. Here is a simple but effective 3-pronged approach to improving emotional regulation. Read the full article.Continue Reading... No Comments.
When you’re being criticized or rejected, do you have an intense reaction and feel like you can’t control your behavior? Do you experience extreme emotional pain that feels physical? If you live with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), it’s understandable to sometimes be more sensitive to criticism. Some people with ADHD are faced with judgment […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Although rejection is not enjoyable for anyone, it can trigger an overwhelming emotional response in people with rejection sensitive dysphoria (RSD). Although researchers are still unsure why, it seems that people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be more susceptible to RSD. Read the full articleContinue Reading... No Comments.