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Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria

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Rejection sensitive dysphoria can look similar to social anxiety or other social skills challenges. People who struggle with this tend to find relationships very difficult, and they can feel as though they are rejected at every turn. What happens is that their nervous system sets off a strong emotional response to anything that may be seen as rejection. Sometimes this may be something as simple as laughing at something funny they did. Someone with RSD may see that as rejection and that they are being made fun of. ⁣

RSD is commonly seen with other conditions such as in occurrence with ADHD, OCD, depression, and bipolar disorder. ⁣

Working on skills to build regulation can help manage the effects of rejection sensitive dysphoria.

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