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“The Flip Side of Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria: How to Tap Into ADHD Energy and Motivation” [Video Replay & Podcast 278]

Access the video replay, listen to the podcast episode (#278), download the slide presentation, and learn how to get a certificate of attendance for this ADHD Experts webinar originally broadcast on November 21, 2019.

Episode Description

“Recognition Responsive Euphoria” or RRE

The ADHD brain is turned up to 11; our neurotransmitters burn bright. On an emotional level, this means we feel the stabbing pain of rejection, frustration, and failure more acutely than do others. On the flip side, we also experience a meaningful and powerful zing of energy and esteem with every word of encouragement, praise, or approval we receive. The smallest gesture can power euphoria — and great accomplishments — for us.

The steep valleys of this emotional rollercoaster are well documented. Dr. William Dodson calls this common ADHD condition Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria, or RSD. To date, however, the soaring peaks of positivity and euphoria have been largely overlooked. This sister syndrome, which I’ve observed in my 69 years of living with ADHD and my 38 years of treating the condition in children and adults, is sweet and wonderful. It’s to be cultured and captured at every turn. It is our great friend, ally, and tool for growth and productivity. I call it “Recognition Responsive Euphoria,” or RRE.

If you have ADHD, and you find that you are low on motivation, energy, and are not working up to your potential, then join Dr. Hallowell and Dr. Ratey and learn how to tap into and get or give Recognition Responsive Euphoria. In this webinar, they will explain all we need to know about RRE, and all we need our teachers, mentors, partners, managers, partners, supervisors, spouses, and others to understand about it and its power to inspire our best work.

Listen and learn from Edward (Ned) Hallowell, M.D, and John J. Ratey, M.D., about:

  • why criticism and correction leads to feelings of frustration, rejection, and failure
  • how receiving encouragement and recognition changes these feelings into positivity
  • how to find the right person or people who can give encouragement and recognition
  • how to work up to your potential by tapping into the power of praise and RRE
  • how to encourage others to provide this to you without feeling childish or embarrassed
  • how to give the gifts of RRE to others

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Obtain a Certificate of Attendance

If you attended the live webinar on November 21, 2019, watched the video replay, or listened to the podcast, you may get a certificate of attendance option. Note: ADDitude does not offer CEU credits. Click here to get the certificate of attendance option »

Meet the Expert Speakers

Edward (Ned) Hallowell, M.D., is a child and adult psychiatrist,  leading authority in the field of ADHD, the host of “Dr. Hallowell’s Wonderful World of Different” –  a weekly podcast for thriving in this CrazyBusy world, NY Times best-selling author, world-renowned speaker and the founder of The Hallowell Centers in Boston MetroWest, NYC, San Francisco and Seattle. Learn more at www.drhallowell.com. Dr. Hallowell does not have any financial affiliations.| See expert’s full bio »

John J. Ratey, M.D., is an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and an internationally recognized expert in neuropsychiatry. He has published more than 60 peer-reviewed articles and 11 books, including the groundbreaking Driven to Distraction series with Ned Hallowell, M.D. With the publication of Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain, Dr. Ratey has established himself as one of the world’s foremost authorities on the brain-fitness connection. Dr. Ratey is a consultant to GoNoodle and HS Performance of Beijing.| See expert’s full bio »


Listener Testimonials

  • “Very insightful presentation! Thank you so much! Kudos to both doctors!!”
  • “Thoroughly enjoyed this webinar. Thank you!”
  • “This is very useful information on being positive with children.”
  • “Thank you very much for the encouragement and kind thoughts.|Thank you for your thoughtful research.”

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2 Comments & Reviews

  1. I must be doing something right. When my daughter found out that a teacher had told me that what I wanted to do was impossible , her response was to laugh, and ask how long it would take me to do the impossible ? I told her about an hour and a half. Worked perfectly. Loved her faith in me

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