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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Sensory Disturbances (Overview)

Sensory disturbances is a symptom in which a person has auditory (hearing), visual (seeing), tactile (touch), olfactory (smell), or oral (taste) sensory problems. He has trouble interpreting the information gained from the various senses, and/or the senses are sending incorrect information to his brain.


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What are possible causes of my mental disturbances?

Mental?: Difficult to answer without proper evaluation by your pcp & possibly referral to a mental health professional. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Fiala
14 doctors shared insights

Sensory Disturbances (Overview)

Sensory disturbances is a symptom in which a person has auditory (hearing), visual (seeing), tactile (touch), olfactory (smell), or oral (taste) sensory problems. He has trouble interpreting the information gained from the various senses, and/or the senses are sending incorrect information to his brain.


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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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What are the main causes of sensory loss?

Too many to list: Sensation can be lost due to problems with peripheral nerves, and/or brain and spinal cord disease. In the usa, most common cause might be diabetes or alcohol/nutritional. World-wide said to be leprosy. Can expand by going to wikopedia, mayo clinic site, or even at www.Aan.Com. ...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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How can sleep through the night without a disturbance?

How can sleep through the night without a disturbance?

Sleep hygiene: If having sleep problems, creating good sleep hygiene can help improve sleep.Adhere to a set bedtime, no food or drink for 2-3 hrs before, bed for sleep or sex only, no tv or music (but maybe white noise machine), minimize or remove any lights including led from clock/alarm/phone, no daytime naps.Get up if no sleep in 20 min and wait until sleepy.Of course, if disturbance from others these may not help. ...Read more

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How are motor sensory and perceptual skills developed?

How are motor sensory and perceptual skills developed?

By exploration.: Children develop their motor sensory and perceptual skills by exploring their environment. When they are very young they explore a great deal with their mouth and this is why we see them m outhing objects. As they learn to get around by sitting up and rolling they can see more of their environment. As they crawl, walk, and climb they discover all that they can about their world. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Sensory loss?

Sensory loss: Sensory loss = impairment in function of senses such as sight, hearing, taste, smell, or tactile (such as feeling pain, hot or cold). ...Read more

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Is motor and sensory function reduced during polydactyly?

Is motor and sensory function reduced during polydactyly?

No: Polydactyly simply refers to extra digits. The digits may be complete or partial. The nerve and vessel distribution in the extra digit depends upon its completeness and lack of syndactyly. ...Read more

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What are some sensory-related developmental disabilities?

What are some sensory-related developmental disabilities?

See below: Sensory disability is common in autism, either excessive reaction to light, sound or touch but sometimes the opposite an unusual lack of sensitivity to painful stimulus. ...Read more

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What can cause strange sensations and visual disturbances?

What can cause strange sensations and visual disturbances?

Many things: These are vague symptoms attributable to almost anything underlying. Thus i would recommend seeking medical advice with an eye md for further evaluation and treatment. Good luck! ...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 the definition or description of: visual disturbances?

What is the definition or description of: visual disturbances?

Vision interuption: A visual disturbance is simply anything that affects quality and/or quantity of sight. It can be from the eye, brain, etc or a signal of some internal disease process. ...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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I'm having visual disturbances, where should I go to seek help?

I'm having visual disturbances, where should I go to seek help?

See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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What does "adjustment disorder with disturbance of conduct" mean?

What does "adjustment disorder with disturbance of conduct" mean?

Poor behavior: An adjustment disorder is an attempt to deal with a stressful situation. The person suffering this disorder finds a maladaptive way to cope. When a conduct disorder is the primary symptom it means the person is venting his emotional adjustment into disruptive behavior. ...Read more

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Please describe the" sensory pleasure " areas in the woman's body?

Please describe the" sensory pleasure " areas in the woman's body?

Highly individual: The obvious sensory pleasure derives from stimulation of the breasts and genital area. Heightened sensitivity comes from the warmth of the relationship between the partners. But almost any sensory area can provide pleasure depending upon the connection between the partners, the history of contact and the arousal of the partner. ...Read more