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Doctor insights on: Sensory Integration Disorder And Impulsivity

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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 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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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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-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 isnt doing well in school. ...Read more

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Would a sensory integration disorder be a symptom of Asperger's syndrome? my now 11yr old daughter was diagnosed as having an autism spectrum disorder 1yr ago. however when I'm speaking to others about her symptoms the first comment I hear usually is 'oh

Would a sensory integration disorder be a symptom of Asperger's syndrome? my now 11yr old daughter was diagnosed as having an autism spectrum disorder 1yr ago. however when I'm speaking to others about her symptoms the first comment I hear usually is 'oh

Hi, : Hi, concur with dr. Rinker. Aspergers syndrome is an autism spectrum disorder. Autism, is the most impairing of the autism spectrum disorders. Pervasive developmental disorder comes next and children with aspergers are usually the highest functioning of three. Children with autism spectrum disorder usually have sensory overload which includes tactile stimulation. I recommend talking directly with your daughter's psychiatrist about how best to deal with her tactile sensitivity. One quick option is the use of a camisole that is made of smooth or silky material as an undergarment. It is likely to create less friction against the nipples without highlighting just her nipples. Additionally, pulling bandaids off of skin repeatedly could be quite painful - especially in a child who is already sensitive. I hope this is helpful. Take care. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: sensory integration and praxis testing?

What is the definition or description of: sensory integration and praxis testing?

See below: The sensory integration and praxis tests, also known as the sipt is a collection of 17 tests that are designed to test various aspects of sensory processing. The test is designed for use with children between the ages of 4 years through 8 years 11 months. The sipt typically requires 3 hours to administer and is given in 2 sessions. ...Read more

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Adhd might just be impulsive behavior disorder?

Adhd might just be impulsive behavior disorder?

Yes: Yes, impulsivity is commonly present in adhd, but remember we all could be impulsive at times, the behavior has to be present for a while and be severe enough to cause impairement, ie work, love/live relations, school etc. ...Read more

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Do people use Depakote for impulsive behavior disorder?

Do people use Depakote for impulsive behavior disorder?

Sometimes: "impulsive behavior disorder" is not an official diagnosis. But Depakote is sometimes used for impulsivity associated with bipolar disorder, intermittent explosive disorder, and other psychiatric disorders. If the impulsivity is part of adhd, Depakote would not be a typical treatment. ...Read more

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What disorder is it when your brain is making you think to do impulsive things that arent normal?

What disorder is it when your brain is making you think to do impulsive things that arent normal?

Many: Impulse disorder can occur by itself but is more likely part of a bigger issue including, adhd, bipolar disorder, borderline personality, atypical panic, traumatic brain injury among others. Most OCD people don't do impulsive things but are repetitive. ...Read more

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If i wasn't born with adhd, could it be impulsive behavior disorder?

If i wasn't born with adhd, could it be impulsive behavior disorder?

How do you know: If you do not have adhd? 40 yrs ago many people who had adhd were not diagnosed with adhd. Meet with a psychologist and they will help diagnose you and help decide a course of treatment. ...Read more

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Is it unusual to have impulsive/spontaneous behavior when you have bipolar disorder?

Is it unusual to have impulsive/spontaneous behavior when you have bipolar disorder?

Yes: Not always, but increased risk taking and impulsive behavior can be an early sign of bipolar illness, particularly mania. It can also be a trigger or early sign of addiction as well, be it sex addiction or gambling, etc. ...Read more

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What's been found in patients with depression, impulsive disorders, and a history of rage?

What's been found in patients with depression, impulsive disorders, and a history of rage?

Related: Patients with depression can be irritable and loose their temper. Rage can be a manifestation of anxiety disorder (the fight part of the fight or flight response) or part of an impulse disorder such as adhd or intermittent explosive disorder. Alcohol and drugs can disinhibit someone who is anxious or depressed causing them to have outbursts of anger. An evaluation is in order. ...Read more

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Is it possible to fix my impulsive/addictive behavior associated with bi-polar disorder? How so?

Bipolar Disorder: The best is to meet a psychiatrist for an evaluation as there may be online surveys and checklist but these are just screening tools and can not replace a good evaluation.Lot of mood symptoms can be seen as depression or bipolar so please dont have a self diagnosis or what friends say get help asap.Its really helpful with new gen meds and treatment options. Good luck. ...Read more

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Any non-drug, natural ways to control impulsivity?

Difficult problem: Since impulsivity often involves acting before thinking, using cognitive (thinking) skills can be difficult. Some possibilities are lowering stress level, removing caffeine from your diet, getting adequate sleep, meditation. Other things i've seen help my patients include slowly counting to ten before responding and waiting to talk it through with a trusted person before responding, reacting, etc. ...Read more

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How do I stop being so impulsive with posting on twitter?

How do I stop being so impulsive with posting on twitter?

Impose limits: Something like tweeting is, in theory, easy to control: limit your access to the technology needed to engage in it. If this is your only area of impulsivity, it may not be a problem. If it's a symptom of similar problems in other areas of your life, seek professional assessment with a psychologist or psychiatrist. ...Read more

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How does impulsive behavior effect people you love?

Many ways: Impulsive behaviors can get us into a lot of problems. Can ruin relationships, alienate us from those we love, cause us legal, social, financial and other problems and the list goes on and on. ...Read more

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What does impulsivity mean? can he do harm to others?

Not necessarily: Impulsivity is a term referring to reacting to a situation before thinking it through. These can range from impulse spending, to rushing through a test at school, to react verbally when something is said that one disagrees with. In the most extreme examples, impulsivity can lead to harming others emotionally or physically. Need more detail to anxwer specifically. ...Read more