Holli Rubin, body image specialist, attended seminar with Phil Mollon

The Disintegrating Self Understanding and working with adults with ADHD and/or Autistic Spectrum traits

“Traits of both Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autistic Spectrum are common, and often occur together. Many of those who seek help from psychotherapists suffer from such problems – but often neither they, nor their therapists, are aware of these brain-based conditions. Despite the misleading emphasis upon attention in the name, ADHD is essentially a disorder of impaired self-regulation, including affect regulation. Associated with emotional instability, storms of affect, impulsivity, novelty-seeking, rage, panic, volatile relationships, and general chaos, ADHD is often a hidden core in ‘borderline’ or ‘emotionally unstable’ personality disorder.”

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