an illustration of an a person with adhd mind
ADHD…bad behaviour ? vs condition
emotional dysregulation

ADHD and emotional dysregulation

Almost all those with ADHD suffer emotional dysregulation. Meaning they cannot regulate the level of emotion appropriate to be given situation. ADHD is not just about an attention deficit. Organisation skills a very difficult to carry out. Having to write notes and lists for everything. 

Those with ADHD are known to respond to pressure with an overload of emotion. Manifesting as either anger or panic, making the task in hand even more difficult to execute. Neurotypical  People can control how they react to a given situation in the moment. Responding to pressure in a calm and organised manner is easier for the Neurotypical brain than those with ADHD. Neurotypical brains can deal with the situation and then have an emotional reaction in a Safer situation, i.e. when they get home.

Interactions with others

Interactions with others
Social rejection

ADHD and the central nervous system

The central nervous system of somebody with ADHD, tends to have more intense reactions to those without this condition emotions can be impulsive and manifest in a split second. Many people with ADHD don't trust their own emotions because they are so intense and overwhelming. In fact they can find their emotions so overwhelming it can make them physically ill. Suffering migraines, stomach upsets, high blood pressure, and heart issues. The ADHD brain tries to spin every plate possible in their head at the same time. Instead of prioritising and dealing with one or two things at a time.

New medications tend to slow the thought process And make it easier for the ADHD brain to prioritise. In many cases getting into the habit of writing lists can help. Crossing off each each task or thought one at a time. ADHD brains do not have an inhibitory fuse that stops an overreaction in emotion.

Being more sensitive to criticism, teasing And rejection. Those suffering ADHD Tend to perceive a small mistake as a huge failure. Instead of using failure as a learning tool, they perceive it as something negative. Finding it difficult to turn and negative into a positive, they tend to suffer more depression disappointment.