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Dr. Sewa Legha
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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. Sewa Legha
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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What sensory experiences help keep your mind sharp?

What sensory experiences help keep your mind sharp?

Paradox: The mind is kept sharp not so much by sensory experiences per se, as by imagination that reproduces sensory experiences. For example: you are hiking in the mountains, absorbing the wonderful scenery. The physical exercise itself greatly helps your brain. Upon returning to your cabin, reproduce the entire hike--sights, sounds, smells, the sequence of events. ...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