William Dodson, MD is a psychiatrist who has made his life's work diagnosing and teaching people about ADHD.
Most people think of ADHD as being about lack of focus and distractibility. But Dr. Dodson explains that it is so much more complicated that that. In fact, he explains that there are 3 features of ADHD that most people, even clinicians, don't know about.
1. That the ADHD mind is an "interest-based nervous system"
2. That people with ADHD experience emotional hyperarousal
3. That people with ADHD experience Rejection Sensitivity
This information is so important for people with ADHD and parents of kids with ADHD, and people who love people with ADHD to understand! Please take a moment to look over this handout from ADDitude Magazine and better yet, listen to this podcast. The podcast has much more information. Well worth your time!
PODCAST: 204- How ADHD Shapes Your Perceptions, Emotions & Motivation. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/204-how-adhd-shapes-your-perceptions-emotions-motivation/id668174671?i=1000407588802