Explosions, Implosions, and Self-Destruction: Emotional Dysregulation and ADHD

So Much Stranger, So Much Darker, So Much Madder, So Much Better

Our emotional landscape dictates how we experience the world. For most people, this landscape is composed of gently rolling hills and valleys. Moods go up and down in relation to the world around us.

Yet, for ADHD people, our landscape is often a scene of mountains reaching towards the sky and canyons torn deep into the earth. Our emotions can soar to the top of the world or plummet through the center of the earth. Our moods shift and change in relation to the world around us, but these shifts carry us further. Happy things send us flying. Bad things cast us into the darkest pit. These emotions are based on real things and are likely the emotions that many others would feel in the same situation, except, ours go so much further.

Does this feel familiar? If you’re someone with ADHD (or autism or bipolar or borderline or (c)PTSD…

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