ADHD Emotions Number Whatever — ADHD Tip O the Day 927

Hypersensitivity is not included in the criteria for diagnosing ADHD, but it is a common feature.

So are irritability and rejection sensitivity dyphoria, which could just be part of hypersensitivity.

These three things aren’t included in the DSM diagnostic criteria, primarily because they don’t help discriminate between ADHD and some other problems.

Some years ago I learned about ADHD irritability, which explained a lot. Today I learned about ADHD hypersensitivity, which explained a lot more, including my RSD, which I recently posted about.

My Pet Peeves – Things I’ve wanted to say but surprisingly have been able to restrain myself (usually).

  1. Wait person at the restaurant,” No problem.”

Me: “You’re the the waiter. I’m the customer. Why in the world would it ever be a problem?”



rejection sensitivity dyphoria

DSM criteria

Sensory Processing Disorder

Personal Notes O the Day:

  1. I just got Your Life Can Be Better, using strategies for adult ADHD, published on, e book and paper back and e book on Smashwords. I’ll try to send my wonderful volunteer reviewers drafts today.
  2. The next post on emotions will be number six. I could’ve spent the time to go back and find the right number but this time I think my common sense won out over my OCD (Strategy: Good enough is good enough.).
  3. I think Sensory Processing Disorder may also just be a part of ADHD, not a separate diagnosis.
  4. Geek – it’s mkpdp@livecom. thank you

New Scientific Finding:

The purpose of the little toe is so that we can make sure our furniture is in the right place in the dark.

Who knew?!

ADHD Emotions-hypersensitivity

Does that explain it?
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About doug with ADHD

I am a psychiatric physician. I learned I have ADHD at age 64, and then wrote two ADHD books for adults, focusing on strategies for making your life better. I just published my first novel, Alma Means Soul. Your Life Can Be Better; strategies for adults with ADD/ADHD available at, or (for e books) Living Daily With Adult ADD or ADHD: 365 Tips O the Day ( e-book). This is one tip at a time, one page at a time, at your own pace. It's meant to last a year. As a child, I was a bully. Then there was a transformation. Now I am committed to helping people instead abusing them. The Bully was published in January, 2016. It's in print or e book, on Amazon.
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