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How Fear of Failure & Rejection Keep Us from Trying New Things

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RSD is one of the most disruptive manifestations of emotional dysregulation — a common but often misunderstood symptom of ADHD, particularly in adults.

RSD is a brain-based phenomenon that is likely an innate feature of ADHD. Though the experience of RSD can be painful and even traumatic, it is not thought to be caused by trauma.Just about every person with ADHD experiences rejection sensitivity, says psychiatrist William Dodson, M.D.

He says that what triggers this pain is the perception, real or imagined, of being:[Self-Test: Do I Have RSD?]According to Dr.

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