What I’ve learned is this is a symptom of difficulty with identifying and communicating feelings and emotions. Many with ADHD struggle with a deficit in these skills. Those with anxiety can struggle with decision-making as well, through a fear of making the wrong choice, or upsetting others with their choice.
I love the Zones of Regulation program for teaching kids to identify emotions and how to self-regulate.
ADDitude Community Moderator, Author & Mentor on Parenting ADHD, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism