ADDitude Magazine: Expert Tips on How to Overcome Social Anxiety and Fear of Rejection for Adults

“Q: My Fear of Rejection Keeps Me Socially Isolated”

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Social anxiety and rejection sensitive dysphoria cause people with ADHD to feel isolated, self-conscious, and stressed. Here are expert tips on how to improve social skills and alleviate your social anxiety.

Q: “I want to socialize more with my co-workers and neighbors, but my fear of rejection — thanks to my ADHD — keeps me from reaching out. I’m afraid I’ll say or do the wrong thing. How can I overcome this?” Learn more tips to treat social anxiety and rejection in Dr. Saline’s article on