What is rejection sensitive dysphoria? The impact of this overlooked ADHD symptom

 ADHD in the News 2022-02-17

This hypersensitivity and (often unfounded) fear of rejection is something a lot of neurodiverse people experience, but up until five years ago, it didn’t have a name...In an article for Attention, a magazine published by ADHD charity CHADD, Dr Dodson defined rejection sensitive dysphoria as ‘a triggered, wordless emotional pain that occurs after a real or perceived loss of approval, love, or respect.’