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Agent008

595d

Hello☺️ I was wondering if anyone else struggles with (RDS) Rejection Sensitivity Disorder? And if so how to you deal with it better.

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    • Seeking

      595d

      I find that doing something for someone else always helps. By giving your time or simply complementing complete strangers takes my mind off my own depression. Look around you and see how you can make someone else’s day. Drop off a note to a neighbor and tell them their garden looks nice. At night I use the Calm app. I’m 61 so I have been through a lot of stuff. Hang in there it passes.

    • Guido

      594d

      I looked this up on google and I got a pretty good understanding of it. However I was wondering if someone could explain it better because I might have this.

    • Chastity

      594d

      I try to be open and honest about it. Usually what we think people are thinking isn’t whats really going on.

    • chimera

      595d

      I didn't even know this was a disorder I've been really struggling with this sort of thing a lot I just figured it was just part of my bpd

      • Agent008

        595d

        @chimera yea I didn’t know either until I started to do more research on ADHD and then I found out about RDS and it made so much sense.

    • Seeking

      595d

      I find that doing something for someone else always helps. By giving your time or simply complementing complete strangers takes my mind off my own depression. Look around you and see how you can make someone else’s day. Drop off a note to a neighbor and tell them their garden looks nice. At night I use the Calm app. I’m 61 so I have been through a lot of stuff. Hang in there it passes.

      • Agent008

        595d

        @Seeking thank you it’s hard but I know I can get through this and learning more about my conditions has help me to deal with things better

    • muffinzz

      595d

      Hi there ✋ this is a huge issue for me and significant cause of my depression and anxiety disorders. Best way I cope is of course crying! but CBT (cognitive based therapy) is really the key. Mainly that so that You can be less hard on yourself and understand what behaviors are rejection sensitivity and what are just ADD or your own personality

    • Gabby_D

      595d

      I've struggled with this for SO LONG! I still don’t know how to deal with it. I guess when it flairs up, I just cry in the shower for half an hour and feel all the emotions that come with it.

      • Agent008

        595d

        @Gabby_D yea same and unfortunately I have lost friends over it I do realize that they weren’t my real friends because I was extremely understanding of their boundaries and emotions but they couldn’t do the same for me but yea it’s really hard sometimes and I just wish I wasn’t like this sometimes

    • BrookeB

      595d

      What are the symptoms

      • Agent008

        595d

        @BrookeB This is the definition I found on google Rejection sensitive dysphoria (RSD) is extreme emotional sensitivity and pain triggered by the perception that a person has been rejected or criticized by important people in their life. It may also be triggered by a sense of falling short—failing to meet their own high standards or others' expectations.

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