rejection sensitive dysphoria
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Rejection sensitive dysphoria (RSD), a very common symptom of ADHD, is a tendency to have unusually strong or easily-triggered feelings of rejection – including:
- feeling rejected where no rejection was intended
- feeling unusually upset at relatively small rejections that most people would shrug off or recover from quickly
There is no known cure, but it can be managed with medication and therapy.
There is as yet comparatively little literature about this condition, despite the large number of people who seem to suffer from it. Wikipedia mentions it only briefly as "rejection sensitivity" within the context of "Relationship-contingent self-esteem".
- WebMD: What Is Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria?: a good summary
- 2021-03-20 Living with Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria
- 2020-08-25 How to Deal with Rejection Sensitivity (video by How to ADHD)
- 2019-06-28 How ADHD Ignites Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria
- 2019-06-18 Self-Test: Could You Have Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria?: a diagnostic self-test
- 2018-06-14 Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria: A Tell-All Guide