In 10 seconds? Emotional instability is an often-overlooked feature of attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD). However, a recent meta-analysis shows that ADHD drugs help patients with both their attention deficit and emotional instability.

I thought ADHD had to do with attention and activity, not moods. So did some physicians and scientists. Unsurprisingly given the name, inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsive decision-making are the defining symptoms of ADHD. However, dramatic mood changes, inability to cope with normal stressors and outbursts of explosive tempers have long been observed in adult ADHD patients.

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