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Penny Williams
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It’s called Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria, and it’s very real for a lot of individuals with ADHD:

How ADHD Ignites Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria

Do You Ever Feel Like Your Mood Falls off a Cliff?

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

It encompasses rejection and criticism.

Dr. Dodson says therapy really doesn’t help RSD, but he does recommend two particular medication options that help in the first article I linked above. Finding out about RSD explained SO MUCH about my husband, and my son.

Penny
ADDitude Community Moderator, Author & Mentor on Parenting ADHD, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism