rejection sensitive dysphoria. RSD is the term used to describe extreme emotional sensitivity and pain triggered by the perception (not always the reality) of criticism and/or rejection.
At its worst, RSD can imitate a full, major mood disorder complete with suicidal ideation — and practitioners are only beginning to recognize and address it.In a recent survey, ADDitude asked adults with ADHD to describe how their RSD feels and how it impacts their lives.
Responses confirmed that RSD is a serious, debilitating psychological phenomenon. If you’ve suffered from RSD, share your experience in the Comments section below.“Some rejection hits like a physical punch.Read more on additudemag.com