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ADHD and Sports
Crying, RSD and sports?
My son, 12, is ADHD-Primarily Inattentive. He is currently not taking any prescription medication. We’ve tried Concerta and Adderall but did not like the side effects (loss of appetite and slowing of growth) and they did not seem to help at all. He does well in school, our main problems are emotional. He is very easily frustrated and cries uncontrollably. He is extremely hard on himself when it comes to anything remotely competitive. We try to be very supportive and let him know that its ok to make mistakes, and you don’t always have to be the best at everything. He does not want to cry in front of his teammates or coaches, but truly can’t seem to control it. He knows that he is alienating himself from the other boys with his behavior, which makes him feel even worse about himself. I recently read an article here about Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria and it fits him to a tee. Any advice or experience with this issue?