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What types of medicine work well to ease rejection sensitive dysphoria (RSD) symptoms?

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Two types of medicine work well to ease symptoms:

  • Guanfacine (Intuniv) and clonidine (Kapvay) are drugs that lower blood pressure, but they also help with RSD symptoms.
  • Monoamine oxidase inhibitors like tranylcypromine (Parnate) treat the inattention, impulsive behaviors, and emotional symptoms of ADHD.

SOURCES:

ADDitude: "How ADHD Ignites Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria," "Parental Criticism May Worsen ADHD Symptoms."

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD): "Redefining ADHD for the Rest of Us."

Depression Alliance: "Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria: What Is It and How to Deal With It."

National Institute of Mental Health: "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 12, 2018

SOURCES:

ADDitude: "How ADHD Ignites Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria," "Parental Criticism May Worsen ADHD Symptoms."

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD): "Redefining ADHD for the Rest of Us."

Depression Alliance: "Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria: What Is It and How to Deal With It."

National Institute of Mental Health: "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 12, 2018

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