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Live Webinar on November 21: The Flip Side of Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria: How to Tap Into ADHD Energy and Motivation

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“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 attention deficit disorder (ADHD or ADD) symptom 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. Specifically, we will talk about the following:

  • 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


Have a question for our experts? There will be an opportunity to post questions for the presenter during the live webinar.

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 “Distraction” –  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.

John J. Ratey, M.D., is an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and an in 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.

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