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Listen to “Emotions and ADHD: What Clinicians Need to Know for Accurate Diagnosis” with William Dodson, M.D.

Are you intensely sensitive to being teased or criticized, and to feeling that you’ve failed? Emotional symptoms are an important — and often overlooked — component of ADHD.

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Listen to “Emotions and ADHD: What Clinicians Need to Know for Accurate Diagnosis” with William Dodson, M.D.

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Disruptive emotions can be one of the most impairing features of ADHD, yet it’s a part of the diagnosis that is often overlooked. William Dodson, M.D., explains.

In this episode:

  • How to distinguish mood disorders from the emotional challenges of ADHD
  • How RSD causes many with ADHD to become life-long people pleasers or to avoid taking risks
  • What medications are used to treat Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria
  • How clinicians should talk to patients with ADHD about their emotional challenges
  • How patients should talk to doctors about their emotional challenges

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Listener testimonials:

  • “SUPER excellent information—thanks a ton! Complex information was offered in simple terms and I actually understood!”
  • “This was good to know. While I have read many books related to ADHD, I had not yet seen one focused on the emotions of ADHD, and it was quite an eye-opener. Very grateful for the opportunity to learn more about it.”
  • “Many new insights into problems I have had in life. I am amazed that there are solutions to problems that have plagued me my whole life.”

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