Researchers have ignored the emotional component of ADHD because it can’t be measured.
Yet emotional disruptions are the most impairing aspects of ADHD at any age.
Find out how your emotions affect your life and happiness and how you may be able to manage them.
Does ADHD affect your emotions?
People with ADHD feel emotions more intensely than others do. When they feel happiness and excitement, it makes them more interesting and engaging. People with ADHD are impulsive. They get carried away by what they are feeling, and act on it without considering how it will affect other people or themselves.15 Apr 2019
Are kids with ADHD more emotional?
Kids with ADHD have trouble with focus, impulsivity and, in some cases, hyperactivity. Kids with ADHD don’t have different emotions than other kids. They feel hurt, anger, sadness, discouragement, and worry just like everyone else does.
Does ADHD make you more sensitive?
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) makes it harder to focus, pay attention, and sit still. Most people who have ADHD are also very sensitive to what other people think or say about them. Up to 99% of teens and adults with ADHD are more sensitive than usual to rejection.12 Jun 2018
Is hypersensitivity a symptom of ADHD?
The symptoms of hypersensitivity, common among adults with ADHD, include the following: High level of sensitivity to physical (via sound, sigh, touch, or smell) and or emotional stimuli. More likely to suffer from asthma, eczema, and allergies. Easily overwhelmed by too much information.1 Jul 2019