Our emotions are part of our conscious or unconscious experience and are typically related to a current moment experience. We feel emotions in real time and work with emotions in real time. They are immediate and powerful.
Understanding our emotions leads to greater success in our responsibilities, goals, and dreams. They can cause physiological changes in our body like a dry mouth during public speaking or increased heart
rate during times of inspiration. Sometimes those physiological changes can interfere with living life fully.
Sometimes a difficulty with regulating emotions is a real struggle for people with ADHD. This might look like experiencing very strong emotions of relatively small circumstances.
Fear, frustration, sadness, and anger are some typical emotions which people with ADHD may experience difficulties with.
Difficulties with regulating emotions can interfere with our accomplishing our responsibilities, goals, and dreams.
It is really helpful to talk to others about our emotional experience with trusted friends and helping professionals. Dr. Flaton and the Flaton ADDept Center have services available to help with emotional experiences.
Please reach out to us if you would like to begin to learn to work with and appropriately process your emotional experience.