After the Boston marathon bombing, I coached quite a few clients who felt angry, sad, and anxious. They felt like they couldn’t escape tragic news in the media. It seemed like there was a new tragedy every week, and they couldn’t get a break from the bad news. They were finding themselves overwhelmed with negative emotions, ruminating with worry, and generally unhappy.
I admit, there were a few times in the past month when I felt the exact same way.
So I emailed Dr. Roberto Olivardia, Clinical Instructor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School, and I asked him to be a guest on the podcast to talk about ADHD and emotional hypersensitivity. As always, he was more than happy to spend some time with us to help adults with ADHD sort through these challenges.
Take a listen to this podcast to:
- Learn why people with ADHD tend to be neurologically sensitive, and how that sensitivity can transfer over into our emotions
- Listen to Roberto and I discuss our own experiences as emotionally hypersensitive adults with ADHD
- Find out what you can do to help protect yourself from being overwhelmed by your emotions
Feel free to comment and share your thoughts on the subject after you listen. We welcome your feedback and experiences!