“Rejection sensitive dysphoria is not a formal diagnosis, but rather one of the most common and disruptive manifestations of emotional dysregulation — a common but under-researched and oft-misunderstood symptom of ADHD, particularly in adults.”
I read this article and dismissed it. I hadn’t seen Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria in my patients nor in myself nor read about it elsewhere. And I’ve learned that not everything I read on the net is true, you know what I mean? Then I noticed that the article was by William Dodson, MD. He’s an ADHD guru that I respect. So I read it again.
Guess what? I have it.
My wife occasionally gets mad at me or frustrated with me, often with good reason (I’ll not try to define “occasionally” nor “often.”) She usually gets over it in half an hour or an hour. I’m deeply wounded for a day or two. Sounds like an example of —– Rejection sensitive dysphoria.
Please clk the link and read the article. There’s a lot more to it.
Questions O the Day:
- Anyone else have Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria?
2. Can someone help Scott with Android apps for ADHD? Dinos?
See Scott’s comment:
Thank you for this blog and for your book! I recently got my first smartphone and it is very “Shiny”, as in way to interesting for this ADDer, but I am hoping to use it to help me, as well as be the distraction that it is.
I am wondering if you or any of your readers have any recommendations for an app for an android phone that I can use to make my lists, like the cards in your book with the various lists? I don’t have any real experience with phones like this yet and I figured someone else might have already figured out a good system.
Poem O the Day:
I Was Old for a While
I was old for a while,
And it wasn’t too bad,
then I became old and decrepit.
Decrepit, I don’t care for so much.
Personal notes of the day:
Finished the final draft of Your Life Can Be Better, second edition!!! Whew! Now it’s with Jo for publishing work. Have started again on Alma Means Soul, which I really like.