Contributed by: Terry Matlen, ACSW
Last week, I wrote a Share Post
how to help manage your ADHD child's
. As little as there is written about that
subject, even less is known about adults with ADHD and
hypersensitivities. It makes perfect sense that a child who is
tormented with sensory issues (also known as sensory defensiveness)
will grow up to be an adult who is also challenged in this area.
Though many kids do seem to outgrow some of them, many do not. And
these adults often feel silly, immature and thus embarrassed about
how difficult life is for them, dealing with hypersensitivities to
sound, touch, smell and the like.
In fact, when I lecture
at local and
national conferences, I always mention how people need to be aware
of this invisible condition, often seen with ADHD, because it
typically affects them in nearly all aspects of their lives.
Just like children
who are troubled by sensory
issues, adults also commonly complain of:
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