A common symptom of ADHD is to experience deep emotional reactions that can be difficult to handle such as frustration, impatience and excitability. An ADHD brain can find itself reacting to every negative situation as if it is of grave concern even when in fact, it can be resolved relatively easily and quickly. This is why people with ADHD have a tendency to exaggerate and catastrophize situations.
The brain can get flooded by one single emotion which makes it hard to see reason or to concentrate on anything else. Understandably, the Coronavirus pandemic and the resulting periods of lockdown have led to a rise in anxiety among those with ADHD.
If you have ADHD and find yourself struggling to handle emotionally upsetting issues, there is a three-step process that we recommend to help you deal with it.