Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common mental disorders affecting children, but it also affects adults as well. Symptoms of ADHD typically include inability to focus, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. People with ADHD find it difficult to stay organized, and often become easily distracted. If you have been diagnosed with ADHD, you may have found that your symptoms are affected many aspects of your daily life, including your ability to perform at work and/or school, as well as your home responsibilities. Emotion dysregulation has long been shown in research to affect neurodevelopmental disorders, including ADHD.

A 2014 study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry involved the analysis of research literature to determine common findings in relation to emotion dysregulation, otherwise clinically referred to as irritability or angry mood. After reviewing much of the research work that has been conducted on this topic, the authors found that emotion dysregulation occurs in ADHD throughout the entire lifespan and can cause a lot of difficulty in daily life. The research also showed that emotion dysregulation may occur in ADHD due to deficits in one’s ability to orient themselves toward and/or recognize emotional stimuli, also known as their ability to recognize their own internal and external reactions to events that cause an emotional reaction. If you have ADHD and experience emotion dysregulation quite frequently what can you do to ameliorate this issue?

Much treatment has been focused on helping individuals gain better control over their emotions. Mood stabilizers have helped some, as well as cognitive and behavioral psychotherapies. For example, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a form of therapy that can help individuals with ADHD lessen their anxiety, enhance their self-esteem, increase their productivity and more. Education for those with ADHD can also help them to better understand their disorder and ways to control their symptoms, cope with challenges, improve psychological well-being, and better manage their social relationships. If you have been struggling with symptoms of ADHD, speak with a professional from a reputable treatment center today. Recovery is possible.

Therapy is a primary component of treatment for rehabilitation from a substance use disorder and/or mental health disorder. Attending treatment with certified clinicians and counselors is critical for a full recovery. At one of New Vista Behavioral Health’s treatment providers, you are receiving exceptional care, held to a higher standard. Our programs result in better outcomes, ensuring a better recovery. For information call us today: 888-316-3665.



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