Anika M. Studio

Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria (The Descent)

Rejection  Sensitive  Dysphoria  (The  Descent)

Triptych. 48 in. x 72 in. (three panels, each 24 in. x 48 in.); acrylic, ink, wax on canvas

Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria (RSD) - n. an extreme emotional sensitivity and pain triggered by the perception that a person has been rejected or criticized by important people in their life. It may also be triggered by a sense of falling short—failing to meet their own high standards or others’ expectations.

The Descent explores the volatile emotional landscape of RSD, a common misunderstood symptom of ADHD.