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Why Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria Can Be the Hardest Part of ADHD

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Dealing with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is challenging — focusing seems impossible most of the time, I forget a lot and have trouble staying engaged in conversations.

However, all of that pales in comparison to what I consider the hardest part of having ADHD; RSD, or rejection sensitive dysphoria, is a little known, under researched and under addressed part of ADHD.

It’s basically a hypersensitivity to rejection, as well as perceiving things that aren’t rejection as rejection. It’s super debilitating because the feelings of rejection are so intense and so sudden that doing anything else seems impossible.

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