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Doctor insights on: Sensory Deprivation Disorder

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19, sleep deprivation for many years. Could this give me heart disease or dementia in the future? 5-6hrs wake up in night 4hrs 2 gt bk 2 sleep smtimes

19, sleep deprivation for many years. Could this give me heart disease or dementia in the future? 5-6hrs wake up in night 4hrs 2 gt bk 2 sleep smtimes

Maybe: Studies have suggested that chronic insomnia can lead to a various health issues including obesity, depression, heart disease, neurodegnererative disorders, and others. Please see your primary care physician for evaluation of your insomnia. There are effective treatments available. ...Read more

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What is sensory integration disorder?

What is sensory integration disorder?

Think of it this way: Sensory integration disorder is a condition where false or misleading sensory information is sent to other areas of the brain for processing. A good reference for this subject is Too Loud Too Fast Too Bright Too Tight. This is a really good primer on sensory functioning and what happens when the sensory system doesn't integrate well. ...Read more

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Is sensory integration disorder real?

Very: Our senses have to operate together with our information processing centers seamlessly. Being hypersensitive, hyposensitive, or having sensory processing issues can lead to considerable difficulty managing the real world. ...Read more

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Can kids outgrow sensory processing disorder?

Can kids outgrow sensory processing disorder?

Yes: In certain circumstances they will "outgrow" sensory issues. Mostly kids and the adults helping them, seek better accommodations for their sensory needs. Severity plays a role in how likely the child may be to outgrow an issue. ...Read more

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Best ways to cope with sensory processing disorder? Any tips?

Best ways to cope with sensory processing disorder? Any tips?

Depends on the sense: The sensory system needs to function seamlessly with our information processing centers. Depending on the sensory area that is most affected, tips, training, skills, and accommodations are available from professionals like psychologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists etc. Seek a referral to one of the above to start developing plans ...Read more

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What is sensory processing disorder and how can it be treated?

What is sensory processing disorder and how can it be treated?

Let me explain: Sensory processing disorder is a complex disorder of the brain that affects developing children and adults.
Preliminary research data support decades of anecdotal evidence that occupational therapy is an effective intervention for treating the symptoms of spd. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: sensory processing disorder?

What is the definition or description of: sensory processing disorder?

Integration: Sensory processing disorder occurs when signals from our senses (l.E., hearing, seeing) are not properly integrated in the brain. Because sensory information is not processed properly it make it difficult for a person to act on the sensory stimulation that they receive. ...Read more

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What can be done for a teen with severe spd (sensory processing disorder)?

What can be done for a teen with severe spd (sensory processing disorder)?

Depends on the sense: Our senses need to function seamlessly with our information processing centers. Psychologists and occupational therapists are qualified to do a sensory profile and begin targeting certain sensory issues and developing strategies to accommodate or train the sensory system to improve ...Read more

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What is a sensory processing disorder, and is there anything you can do about it?

What is a sensory processing disorder, and is there anything you can do about it?

Brain issue: Sensory processing disorder is usually diagnosed/treated by an occupational therapist. Ask your doctor for a referral. Affected children have difficulty properly interpreting sensory information. So they may be overly sensitive to sounds, textures or movement.
The brain receives messages from the senses and turns them into motor and behavioral responses = processing. ...Read more

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My son is 6 and has sensory intergration disorder what can I do to help him in school?

My son is 6 and has sensory intergration disorder what can I do to help him in school?

American Academy: Of pediatrics published a position paper stating that sensory integration disorder is not a discrete medical diagnosis, as the symptoms occur in children with a variety of neurodevelopmental disorders, like adhd, autistic spectrum disorder, tourette syndrome, etc. Seek a diagnosis ; multimodal treatment plan from a developmental/behavioral pediatrician, child neurologist or child psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Where can I find quality info on sensory processing disorder? Google isn't really helping. Thank you!

Where can I find quality info on sensory processing disorder? Google isn't really helping. Thank you!

OT and neuropsych: A neuropsychologist can diagnose a sensory processing disorder and an occupational therapist and a psychologist usually works with them. There is a new method called anat baniel that is also helpful, and you can google practitioners of that method in your area. ...Read more

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Living with severe sensory motor polyneuropathy at age 39 what would my prognosis look at 50 years of age when the disease is severe?

Living with severe sensory motor polyneuropathy at age 39 what would my prognosis look at 50 years of age when the disease is severe?

Hard to say: I'm sorry to hear about your discomfort. We really need more information especially cause of your pain Rob. The therapeutic intervention would help depending on the cause and the therapy that is available and those that will be available in the future ...Read more

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Which kind of doctor sees sensory processing disorder?

Which kind of doctor sees sensory processing disorder?

Team approach: The referrals usually begin with the primary care physician to Psychologists or Occupational therapists for evaluations and a determination of a sensory profile. Then treatment begins to learn modifications, accommodations, techniques and work-arounds for the sensory issues. ...Read more

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What does a child with a sensory disorder act like?

What does a child with a sensory disorder act like?

Overreaction: A child with a sensory processing problem with have an extreme reaction to what is a usual stimulus- a sound, texture, etc. It canbe just a mild discomfort to total meltdown! ...Read more

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Can sensory processing disorder cause me to appear drunk?

Can sensory processing disorder cause me to appear drunk?

Sensory processing -: Is a vague term, . Alcohol can alter your sensory functions as can many other substances like lsd, marijuana, and ecstacy, opioid pain medication and medications like xanax (alprazolam) and sleep meds. So the answer is a big yes. ...Read more

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What can be done for a toddler with sensory integration disorder?

What can be done for a toddler with sensory integration disorder?

Occupational therapy: Please talk to physician about getting a referral to OT for diagnosis and treatment of potential sensory integration disorder ...Read more

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What's the chance of having sensory processing disorder if I have hypersensitivity?

What's the chance of having sensory processing disorder if I have hypersensitivity?

Unanswerable: Please tell us what it is that you are hypersensitive to and then we may be able to answer your question. Please resubmit. Thank you. ...Read more

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How can an adult with sensory processing disorder stay calm, relaxed and stress free when going out in public places with a lot of noise and activity?

How can an adult with sensory processing disorder stay calm, relaxed and stress free when going out in public places with a lot of noise and activity?

Check anxietybc. Org: One way 2 train your brain 2 become less reactive involves (a) examining your fears about bad things that might happen - what u actually tell yourself; (b) coming up w/ a different story 2 tell yourself - one that helps accept that you'll feel uncomfortable but that's ok; ; (c) gradually spending longer periods time in public places while staying long enough for your level of distress to subside. ...Read more

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-was diagnosed with sensory integration disorder as a kid. Not sure what that actually means. What is is it really? Tried looking online, but confused

-was diagnosed with sensory integration disorder as a kid. Not sure what that actually means. What is is it really? Tried looking online, but confused

Waste basket dianosi: It is a favorite diagnosis that occupation therapists like to use. It is more-like a waste basket diagnosis when a child isn't doing well in school. ...Read more

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What's the difference between ADD and sensory prossessing disorder?

What's the difference between ADD and sensory prossessing disorder?

ADD: ADD is a problem with the ability to focus and stay attentive. Sensory processing disorder is the inability to understand some of the information coming in ...Read more

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My mom just told me I have sensory processing disorder. Next steps for me?

My mom just told me I have sensory processing disorder. Next steps for me?

Get evaluated: I would seek out specialists for you particular sensory processing disorder. Occupational therapists for tactile and vestibular. Psychologists for auditory and verbal. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my mom just told me I have sensory processing disorder. What do I do now?

What do you suggest if my mom just told me I have sensory processing disorder. What do I do now?

See PCP first: And he can refer you to an occupational therapist who usually help children and adults with this type of condition. They help by helping them do better at things they are not good at such as uncoordination and clumsiness and to get used to things they cannot tolerate such as making conversation or playing. ...Read more

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Is sensory processing disorder real? My 2 yr old was diagnosed with it and sometimes I feel like she is just strong willed and misbehaved

Is sensory processing disorder real? My 2 yr old was diagnosed with it and sometimes I feel like she is just strong willed and misbehaved

Yes: Sensory issue are real and a source of considerable misbehavior in children. Usually observed with children who have prolonged outbursts or tantrums without self-soothing. ...Read more

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My son is 2yrs old with sensory processing disorder. We are in ot and st but his behavior is getting progressively worse, mostly anger. What can I do?

Neuro/psych assessmt: Have your son evaluated by either a behavioral pediatrician or pediatric psychiatrist/neurologist. Sensory processing problems are common in many disorders including some neurological disorders, the autism spectrum disorders and other conditions. Maybe some parent/child training or therapy may be helpful. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is sensory processing disorder somewhere on the autism spectrum?

Is sensory processing disorder somewhere on the autism spectrum?

With all due respect: To dr. Rankin, sensory processing disorder is not recognized as a stand-alone diagnosis by medical coding systems, the american academy of pediatrics or the dsm-v. Difficulties processing visual, auditory, tactile, olfactory (smell), gustatory (taste) & proprioceptive-kinesthetic (relation of body parts to each other & to space) are found in a wide variety of neuridevelopmental disorders. ...Read more

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Does having sensory processing disorder make you more prone to seizures?

Does having sensory processing disorder make you more prone to seizures?

No.: Sensory integration/processing disorder does not make a child more prone to seizures. However, this should be discussed with your child's doctor. Is your child actually having seizures? If so, there could be a neurologic condition causing the seizures and causing other processing problems. ...Read more