Overreact much? If you have ADHD, there’s a good chance you do.
In fact, emotional dysregulation is a core symptom of ADHD. It might get a little better as we transition from childhood into adulthood, but the fact is that once in a while you’re likely to have one of those moments when everything piles up on you and BOOM! You explode.
Some people with ADHD get angry and fly off the handle. Others get overwhelmed. Some of us cry. Some of us shut down.
It happens when emotions get the better of us. Sometimes it comes out of nowhere. The worst part is that it can leave us and those around us—people we work with or people we care deeply about—wondering what in the world just happened. It can be incredibly embarrassing—especially when we feel back to normal and realize what happened.
The good news is that you can learn to spot the onset of the meltdowns before they happen. And you can take practical steps to prevent them. This week, we talk about how to do both of those PLUS how to cope with them when they do happen, and how to recover from them.
Huge thanks to our listener, Lexi, for requesting this episode!
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