A common symptom of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is experiencing deep emotional reactions such as frustration, impatience and excitability. This can be difficult to handle for an ADHD brain. Someone may find themselves overdramatising situations as if they are of grave concern even when in fact, they can be resolved relatively easily and quickly. This is why people with ADHD have a tendency to exaggerate and catastrophize situations.
The brain can also get flooded by one single emotion, which makes it hard to see reason or to concentrate on anything else. This can lead to high levels of anxiety and make it impossible for someone to think clearly.
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.