Emotion dysregulation is often a symptom of ADHD that begins in childhood and lasts well into adulthood, reports an article in ADDitude magazine. Emotion dysregulation can be defined as the inability to properly modulate and regulate emotions. Although the DSM-V does not list it in the criteria for diagnosis of ADHD, it has a high prevalence in ADHD patients and causes many problems in social and work settings. Since emotion dysregulation is common in many psychiatric disorders, clinicians often look to other diagnoses first when encountering mood instability in adult patients and miss the ADHD diagnosis. To read this article in its entirety, click here.