Mood disorders frequently occur with ADHD in adulthood. In fact, many sufferers have great problems experiencing and controlling their emotions.
Typical mood disorders include:
- Irritability – Tantrums in response to supposedly inappropriate criticism ("affect lability")
- Outbursts of rage (lasting a short time)
- Fluctuating Mood Swings ("moody") – Mood swings last from just a few hours to a maximum of a few days
- Stress vulnerability
- Quickly becoming disappointed or frustrated (low frustration tolerance)
Read here about which countermeasures to use.