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An ADD Woman with Lacy Estelle

Aug 1, 2022

As an ADHD person (or someone who cares for an ADHD person) you may have heard the term, "Rejection Sensitivity Dysphoria."  Psychology Today says that people with rejection sensitivity dysphoria have an emotional reaction to negative judgments, exclusion or criticism beyond what most people feel.  It can trap us into constantly thinking we have to take on the weight of someone else's rejection, and change and morph into the person they want us to be. 

In today's episode, Lacy discusses questions you can ask to better assess the truth and reality of rejection, identify signs of how we are getting stuck in emotionally charged situations that encourage RSD reactions, and how to recognize that rejection is not always rational.  She also offers ideas for coping with RSD, through management, medication and counseling.

Resources and Links

  • Psychology Today on rejection sensitivity dysphoria, “What is Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria?” by Andrea Bonior Ph.D.
  • Spiritual Depression: Its Causes and Its Cure by David Martyn Lloyd-Jones (at Amazon)
  • Guided Mentorship Program with Lacy Estelle: A personalized mentorship program with Lacy Estelle for ADHD adult women and mothers to help you gain clarity of your value, navigate the tricky waters of your interpersonal relationships while having ADHD, and recognize your weaknesses without letting them weigh you down. For more information on this limited program and the current pricing offer, visit www/

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Lacy’s Facebook group: Mothering the Storm Accountability and Support Group
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