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).
- 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?”
Personal Notes O the Day:
- I just got Your Life Can Be Better, using strategies for adult ADHD, published on Amazon.com, e book and paper back and e book on Smashwords. I’ll try to send my wonderful volunteer reviewers drafts today.
- 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.).
- I think Sensory Processing Disorder may also just be a part of ADHD, not a separate diagnosis.
- 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.
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