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Emotional dysregulation is a significant hallmark of ADHD. If you have ADHD, you experience emotions, just like another person. However, emotions may be more intense than other people and may also last longer and occur more frequently.

Research suggests that the difficulty self-regulate in cognitive functions also applies to emotions. As such, if you have ADHD, you may be prone to suffering from depression, psychological distress, and also struggle to place emotions in context.

The emotional dysregulation may lead to problems with families, friends, and seniors. You may also struggle to cope with regret, loss, and frustration. Learning how to regulate emotions while living with ADHD is, therefore, important.

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Emotions for People with ADHD

Emotions are signals for your body. You go through different situations that trigger different emotional responses and, consequently, different reactions. The triggers can be external, such as another person commenting on your shoes, or internal, such as you judging your performance. The emotional response to a situation can vary depending on how much attention you give.

If a situation is important to you, you may react severely to it, but if it’s not, you can ignore it. The intensity and duration of the emotion largely depend on your ability to self-regulate. Factors such as depression, anxiety, lack of sleep, stress, and habits also affect how you react.

Sometimes, when triggered, you may activate the fight or flight mechanism. This is a protective mechanism that kicks in when you are in danger. In that state, your blood pressure and heart rate rise rapidly, glucose moves to the muscles and heart, the muscles get tense and non-essential functions such as digestion and immunity stop. These are only physical manifestations of what is happening psychologically.

Over a long period of going through similar physical and emotional reactions every day, you may slip into depression and anxiety. When experiencing negative emotions, it’s not easy to create healthy interpersonal and social relationships. It’s essential to learn self-regulatory skills to control emotions.

 

Emotional problems with ADHD
Emotional Problems that Comes with ADHD

 

Managing Stress

Learning how to regulate stress is essential for anyone with ADHD. This is because stress triggers other ADHD symptoms by making changes to the brain. It’s impossible to experience a life without stress, but with the right skills, you can maintain stress to a certain level.

You can achieve this by regulating the number of stressful situations you handle every day. Delegating activities at work and home is one way to reduce stress. It’s also helpful to take time and try to think about your reaction to a situation. By practicing being mindful, you may realize that you’re overthinking a situation.

Planning and organizing activities for each day, depending on their urgency, can help regulate your life and, in turn, keep stress away. By knowing that you have time spaced out for most activities, you can avoid stress caused by forgetfulness.

Seek Social Support

Support from friends and family is vital for mental health. A person you can trust to help out when things are tough is a great way to regulate emotions. They can listen to you and also offer a solution to the problem. However, socializing doesn’t have to be through talking therapy. You can play together, take trips, hike or sing together.

 

Eating Well

The food you consume heavily influences your moods. When you eat, you provide fuel for your brain to operate. What you eat and when you eat affects your moods, and may trigger your ADHD symptoms.

Diets that are high in processed sugar cause rapid spikes in your blood sugar, which results in emotional mood swings. Avoiding processed foods and eating for whole foods, fresh fruits, whole grains, legumes, plain yogurt, and fermented foods work better for your body, and improves your emotional regulation.

 

How to cure emotional disturbance caused by ADHD
How to Treat Emotional Disturbance with ADHD

 

Besides minding what you eat, you should also watch when you eat. It’s important to have regular meals to ensure that you have a steady boost of energy. Drinking water, not skipping meals, and exercising regularly also helps with emotional regulation.

Therapy

Undergoing different types of therapy treatments can help you deal with interpersonal relationships and find practical solutions for emotional problems. By talking about problems with therapists, you can find a suitable solution that you can work towards. When you have a more practical approach to social interactions and emotions, you can try to regulate yourself.

Medication

Treating ADHD through medication can also help regulate emotions. Amphetamines and methylphenidate prove beneficial for emotional regulation by boosting dopamine levels, which helps with motivation, attention, and movement. Usually, ADHD medication regulates ADHD symptoms such as hyperactivity, inattentiveness, and impulsivity. When impulsivity is under control, it becomes easier to control emotions and avoid shifting from one emotion to another suddenly. Being attentive can also help you consider your thoughts and actions. However, the medication isn’t an automatic cure, and alternative forms of treatment may help more with emotional regulation.

 

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Conclusion

At EzCare Clinic, we work directly with you to find a suitable solution for emotional dysregulation. Book an appointment with us today to find the best way to treat ADHD.

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Are you looking for a boost in your mental resilience to help you deal with the challenges of life? You are at the right place. We have compiled a list of the top 100 best mental resilience speakers.
Our list includes an exclusive list of speakers who have a record of superb mental fitness.
Irrespective of the challenges that you are going through, our selection of speakers will provide you with the inspiration you need to push through your setbacks.

These speakers are held in high standards in the field of mental health and will provide you with the courage to press on.

#1 Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama dalailama.com

Early stress in life from poverty or abuse leads to negative emotions such as fear, jealousy, and anger, which turn into violence.

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As the 14th Saint of Tibet, Dalai Lama has done a lot to help the emotional and mental wellbeing of human beings across the globe.
He stands for peace, love, and happiness. He urges human beings to always seek forgiveness and embrace the virtues of self-discipline, mental strength, and high ethical values.
As a Buddhist monk, he applies the advanced system used by Tibetans to solve the mental problems using core wisdom. He combines meditation with modern education to help contemporary society solve their issues. He’s an expert in monastic discipline, Buddhist philosophy, arts, and medicine.
As an author of over 110 books, Dalai Lama has a huge following that includes astrologists, psychologists, quantum physicians, and fellow authors.

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#2 Eckhart Tolle

Eckhart Tolle eckharttolle.com

Anybody who lives in presence predominantly contributes to a change in the world and what I call new earth.

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Eckhart Tolle is a mental health expert and spiritual teacher. At a tender age of 29, Tolle wrote an international bestseller that was translated into over 52 languages.
He has specialized in the field of mental peace and human liberation. His teachings are simple and emphasize transforming one’s mental consciousness to achieve maximum happiness.
Most of his principles borrow largely from practices that have been applied in Zen, Sufism, and Buddhism.
He has a huge following of people from diverse fields that include leaders, teachers, entertainers among others.

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#3 Sadhguru

Sadhguru isha.sadhguru.org

In pursuit of happiness, we have ripped the planet apart, but still we are not any happier.

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Sadhguru is a prominent figure in the area of mysticism. He’s determined to help people heal from mental issues through the use of traditional spiritual principles.
As a mountain mystic and experienced chef, he likes to help people improve their mental well being through cooking. He also incorporates his creativity through writing books, poems and lyrics that help the masses to achieve mental peace.
Sadhguru also a teacher about invention and loves to experiment with golf. He loves to travel widely to help people achieve mental peace through numerous ways.
He also holds regular meditation in different yoga centers to help improve people’s mental health.

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#4 Alastair Campbell

Alastair Campbellalastaircampbell.org

I’ll repeat: It can happen to anyone. It isn’t always mental illness that drives someone toward suicide, though it’s often a factor. There’s also abuse, injustice, grief. There are hope-sapping factors of unemployment, isolation, shame.

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Alastair Campbell is an accomplished communicator, author, strategist, and public speaker. He’s the patron of Maytree and Kidtime which are organizations that help people heal from depression and fight suicidal thoughts.
He heads Time to Change movement. He helped co-found Equality 4 Mental Health which successfully raised 600 million pounds that were channeled into mental health services.
By speaking of his personal challenges with mental issues, he continues to break taboos and stigma that surrounds these topics.
He motivated to film another documentary after the first one, Cracking Up and All in the Mind’ received huge attention from mental health charities.

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#5 Alexander Stubb

Alexander Stubbalexstubb.com

In order to be happy, you need to have body, mind, and empathy.

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Alexander Stubb served as a prime minister in Finland. He’s now a champion for mental health resilience. He’s popular for his prowess in multilingual skills and a die-hard sports enthusiast.
As a Ph.D. holder, he’s an authority in the fields of Economics, Psychology,, and Politics. He’s an advocate of new world disorder where chaos is considered the new normal.
The common topics that he covers are leadership, change management, confidence, and resilience in life. Stubb is concerned by the alarming rate at which anger and stress are taking a toll on people.
36% Employees report indicate that behavioral health is an integral part of success at the workplace. Therefore, Stubb is an advocate for improved mental health at the workplace.

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#6 David Goggins

David Goggins davidgoggins.com

If you’re not physically and mentally prepared for what life is going to throw at you, then you’re just going to crumble, And then, you’re no good to nobody.

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David Goggins, a retired navy seal, has practical experience in what mental resilience entails. He’s a strong believer that mental strength outshines physical strength in a way. Goggins is always looking to push his limits and has held the Guinness World Record for doing 4,030 pull-ups in only 17 hours. He uses his prowess in athletics to prove to people that mental strength and being proactive about life results in success. To demonstrate true mental strength, Goggins doesn’t keep a scoreboard of his achievements but is always on a path of self-discovery and self-consciousness.

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#7 Malin Andersson

Malin Andersson

It’s all fun and games until you serve someone the truth they were not prepared or want to hear.

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Malin Andersson wears many hearts; she’s an advocate for mental health, a motivational speaker, and a mental health columnist for OK Magazine. Malin has experienced lots of trauma and sad events in her life. Some of the most traumatic ones include the loss of her baby daughter, Consy, and enduring an abusive relationship. To cope with the pain she was going through, she refused to leave her room for two months. Having dealt with the death of her mother, she knew she wanted to be alone. However, once she recovered, she made a conscious decision to help people remain strong despite traumatic events.

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#8 Nial Breslin

Nial Breslin niallbreslin.com

Worth saying that all the dialogue around the importance of mental health during and after this crisis, we currently spend just 6% of the entire health budget on mental health. Now would be a good time to explore that and figure out how we can do better.

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Nial Breslin uses a wide range of ways such as songs, podcasts, books and free talks as platforms to advocate for mental health. He can expertly handle topics of mental health and accommodates diverse groups of audiences. He also heads ‘A Lust for Life’ which is an organization that helps strength mental health through social entrepreneurships. He has also written books touching on mental health disorders in children and has covered topics such as depression, anxiety and emotional awareness in great detail.

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#9 Jordin Tootoo

Jordan Tootoo jordintootoo.com

There’s not quite so much going on, and that’s probably a good thing. I am always happy to see the fans, but I know I’ve got to be concentrating on getting a win.

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Jordin Tootoo is a pacesetter and doesn’t believe in limiting the human mind. Tootoo takes credit in being the first player of Inuk descent in the NHL to suit up. Jordin is a philanthropist and set up Team Tootoo Fund in 20111 as a channel of giving back to the society. The Fund focuses on helping charities that are working on suicide awareness and prevention. He’s also keen on helping youth that are at a risk of mental imbalance.

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#10 Corey Dixon

Corey Dixon coreydixon.com

Treat mental health like it matters. Don’t be afraid to share your story. Speak loud!

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Following the above tweet, Corey Dixon became an advocate of mental health. Earlier in his acting career, Corey featured in Aladdin, Oliver and Willy Wonka. He has also won the best actor award from the Canadian media five times. He was a popular face in many global commercials. However, everything went south when he was diagnosed with depression due to bullying. He got into an accident that affect his mobility from the waist down. Upon recovery, Corey purposed to help people achieve mental resilience and continues to champion many campaigns against bullying. He has spoken to over 30,000 people and over 2,000 students on topics touching on mental health and bullying.

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#11 Ruby Wax

Ruby Wax rubywax.net

Why, when you have a mental disease, is it always considered an act of imagination? Why is it that every organ in your body can get sick and you get sympathy except the brain?

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Not only is Ruby Max a comedian and performer, she’s also a speaker on mental health issues. She’s has been an editor for numerous shows and TV series. She’s also been a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Her background in psychology has helped offer expertise in matters touching on brain structure and therapy. She advocates for bringing back sanity in a world that is filled with so much negativity. Ruby also manages groups that seek to enhance leadership skills. In 2012, she received the Mental Health Hero award.

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#12 Mel Robbins

Mel Robbinsmelrobbins.com

Trust me, I did not believe it either!

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Mel Robbins uses her personal experience to help people realize how much they can achieve when they strengthen their minds. At 41, Robbins experienced serious turmoil in her life where she lost her job which took a toll on her finance and compromised her marriage. During this difficult time, she invented a 5-minute which helped her get through it. The rule involved counting 5 backward instead of 5 forwards. The rule improved her self-awareness and gave her mental peace. Robbins is an expert in mental power, productivity, optimization,, and helping people to be assertive. She has successfully helped people overcome depression, anxiety,, and negativity. Her audiobooks are full of wisdom and humor that is great for building mental resilience.

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#13 Johann Hari

Johann Harijohannhari.com

Human beings have natural psychological needs. You gotta feel you belong, you gotta feel your life has a meaning and purpose.

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Johann Hari is a re-known author. He has written two New York best sellers. His first book, ‘Chasing the Scream: the First and Last Days of the War on Drugs’ is being made into a Hollywood film under the directorship of Oscar-winning Lee Daniels. It will also be made into a non-fiction documentary series. His most recent book, ‘Lost Connections: Uncovering The Real Causes of Depression – and the Unexpected Solutions’ speaks to people from all walks of life and has been translated into over 28 languages. The book has been endorsed by leading personalities such as Oprah Winfrey, Hilary Clinton and Tucker Carlson. Others such as Elton John, Naomi Klein and Glenn Greenwald have highly praised the book. The book that has been shortlisted for the British Media Association awards, was described by the British Journal of General practice as, “one of the most important texts of recent years

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#14 Michael Landsberg

Michael Landsbergsicknotweak.com

I have a mental illness. I am not ashamed. I am not embarrassed. I am NOT weak!

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Michael Landsberg is popular for his non-profit organization, SICK NOT WEAK. He came to the limelight after shouting, “Obviously I am sick, but I sure as hell am not weak. I am sick, not weak” during a debate on mental illness. To this day, many can relate to the slogan. He approaches mental wellness in an unconventional way. He believes that traditional methods such as clinical and whispering makes the affected person feel ashamed and reinforces the belief that they are weak. He doesn’t work with rules. He hates social stigmatization and isn’t limited to corporate agendas on medical issues.

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#15 Clara Hughes

Clara Hughesclara-hughes.com

I had some experience in dealing with people having mental health issues or depression but I could not see the signs in me. I did not ask for help because I didn’t know I needed it.

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With a sporting career that spans 20 years, Clara Hughes believes that sports are a great way to build mental strength. She focuses on upcoming athletes who seek to overcome mental difficulty to succeed physically. Her love for cycling, speed skating and hiking made her the bearer of the Canadian flag for the 2020 Vancouver Olympic games. She’s also the ambassador for ‘ Let’s Talk’ campaign which aims at breaking the shackles associated with breaking the stigma surrounding mental illnesses. As a six-time Olympic medalist, she believes that her voice is powerful in raising awareness about mental health.

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#16 Kay Warren

Kaywarren kaywarren.com

Joy is the settled assurance that God is in control of all the details of my life, the quiet confidence that ultimately everything is going to be alright, and the determined choice to praise God in all things.

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Following her son’s death, Kay Warren co-founded Saddleback’s Hope for Mental Health which helps people heal from mental illnesses and thoughts of suicide. Kay together with her husband founded the Saddleback Church back in 1980.She also a member of National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention. She has made immense contributions to theology and written many books touching on mental health. Some of the topics that she covers around the world include ADHD in children, grief, trauma, personality disorders and drug abuse. Some of the support groups supported by her initiatives include Fresh Hope, Grace Alliance, Nami and Celebrate Recovery.

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#17 Dr.Gabor Mate

Gabbor Mate drgabormate.com

We may not be responsible for the world that created our minds, but we can take responsibility for the mind with which we create our world.

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Dr. Gabor Mate is an authority in topics touching on addiction, stress and child development. This well-known speaker worked with recovering hard core drug addicts at the Vancouver Downtown Eastside. He also served patients at the Vancouver Supervised Injection Site. He has over 20 years’ experience in family practice and is a leader in the latest research on various issues. He’s regularly engaged to speak to health professionals and educators all over North America. He’s also the co-founder of Compassion for Addiction which is an NGO that helps tackle addiction. He’s also a special advisor for Drugs over Dinner.

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#18 Brett Francis

Brett Francis brettspeaks.com

No one is broken. Our struggles are not our fault.

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Brett Francis strives to empower her workers with knowledge about emotional intelligence, resilience, stress management and increased productivity. She has endorsements from Mental Health America, Canadian Mental Health Association and Mental Health Commission of Australia. The best selling author discusses with her audience various issues touching on mental health such as ADHD, OCD, panic disorder and Tourette’s Syndrome. She has also hosted a TV series, “ Breaking the Barriers” and frequents radio shows to raise awareness. She believes that education and open discussion are crucial in breaking stereotypes related to mental health. She also advocates for reduced stress at the workplace and getting rid of any conflicts of interests.

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#19 Michelle E Dickinson

Michelle E Dickinson michelleedickinson.com

If kids know what mental health is, they will be talk about it and if they talk about it in times of crisis, they will get the help they need.

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Having a bipolar mother helped Michelle E Dickinson learn about mental health. She’s a passionate advocate on the topic. As a volunteer at the Court Appointed Special Advocates, Michelle touched so many lives and helped improve their mental state. She’s a TED speaker with a career spanning 19 years in the pharmaceutical world. She has also written a book, “ Breaking Into My Life” Her focus is campaigns in school where that raise awareness on mental balance and healthy self-relationships among children.

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#20 Erik Wahl

Erik Wahl theartofvision.com

Change your physiology, Change your mind!

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Erik Wahl has international fame as a graffiti artist, entrepreneur and No. 1 bestseller. He’s a sought-after corporate speaker. He has re-defined the term ‘ keynote speaker’. He uses his talent as a painter when on stage to paint a visual picture of the topic he’s speaking about. His list of clients include AT &T, Disney, London School of Business, Microsoft and FedEx. He encourages organizations to strive for innovations and superior performance to become profitable.

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#21 Wes Moore

Wes Moorewesmoore.com

When I came back( from war), I wanted to talk to people, I wanted them to ask me about my experience. I want people to come and ask me – “How was it like?” Wes Moore!

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Wes More is the CEO of the anti-poverty initiative, Robin Hood. As a combat veteran, he is passionate about issues touching on mental resilience especially among other veterans. He’s a best-selling author and his first book, “ The Other Wes Moore” touches on the aspects of society that touch on mental health. Oprah Winfrey wanted to base a film on it. Despite facing many tribulations in his childhood, Wes Moore went ahead and attained success from John Hopkins and Oxford. He served as White House Fellow to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Before heading Robin Hood, Moore dedicated his time to BridgeEdu that addressed organizational psychology principles.

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#22 Tyler Simmonds

Tyler Simmondstylersimmonds.com

I had no idea what was happening, sadness for no reason, nervous for no reason. How do you tell your family that you can’t feel happiness?

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Tyler Simmonds uses his experience dealing with mental illness to encourage people that a recovery is possible. He emphasizes that creativity and meditation is important in achieving a healthy mental state. As a public speaker, his message resonates with many people. He uses Twitter to engage his huge following of 35,000 people on topics touching on life. The Huffington Post once named him the “10 Inspirational people under 30 that you should be following on Twitter.” He’s also a film maker.

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