ADHD and Emotions: Helping Your Child Build Emotional Resilience

ADHD and Emotions: Helping Your Child Build Emotional Resilience

When thinking of ADHD symptoms, most people think of attention problems and fidgetiness. They don’t often think of trouble regulating emotions. Dr. Russell Barkley explains that scientifically, people with ADHD cannot regulate their emotions like neurotypical people can. They struggle with the mental processes known as executive functions. In the brain, the frontal cortex assesses…