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How can ADHD affect your emotions?

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You have the same emotions as everyone else. But because of ADHD, you may feel them more strongly or for a longer time. ADHD can trigger certain emotions. For example, you might feel guilty or ashamed because of the way you think other people see you. You may get stressed if your loved ones say you don’t listen and you feel you’ve let them down in some way.

SOURCES:

Understood.org: “ADHD and Emotions: What You Need to Know.”

Attention Deficit Disorder Association.

Brain and Behavior Research Foundation: “Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder FAQs.”

National Institute of Mental Health: “Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.”

Child Mind Institute: “School Success Kit for Kids with ADHD.”

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD): “About ADHD.”

CHADD of Northern California: “How Adult ADHD Affects Relationships.”

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on November 13, 2019

SOURCES:

Understood.org: “ADHD and Emotions: What You Need to Know.”

Attention Deficit Disorder Association.

Brain and Behavior Research Foundation: “Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder FAQs.”

National Institute of Mental Health: “Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.”

Child Mind Institute: “School Success Kit for Kids with ADHD.”

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD): “About ADHD.”

CHADD of Northern California: “How Adult ADHD Affects Relationships.”

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on November 13, 2019

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