Your Emotional Riot — Or Why ADHD Makes You Feel So Much

The volatile (and sometimes destructive) emotions associated with ADHD can manifest as frustration, sensitivity, or tendency to depression. Here’s what you should know to control it.

Always Tense and on Edge

Many ADHDers say the same thing when you ask them about their emotional life: “I am always tense, I can never relax. I can’t just sit there and watch a TV program with the rest of the family. Because I’m sensitive to other people disapproving of me, I am fearful in personal interactions.” Most kids after age 14, don’t show much overt hyperactivity, but it’s still present internally.
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