One in two adolescents with ADHD have trouble managing emotions: Study

One in every two adolescents having Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) may have trouble managing their emotions, which can come out as explosive outbursts, depression or anxiety, according to a new study.
People with ADHD have short attention spans, along with hyperactivity, restlessness, or impulsivity. Being a neurodevelopmental disorder, it is commonly diagnosed in children and adolescents but can persist into adulthood.
It is known that people with ADHD have problems with self-control, which affects their ability to regulate and manage emotions.
While these problems of emotion dysregulation were thought to be due to ADHD symptoms which impact an individual’s motivation and ability to think (cognition), researchers showed that such people can have trouble managing their emotions regardless of those symptoms.