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Is Sensory Processing Disorder real? Or just hype? Is an actual dx? Or just a symptom? Is it on the Autism Spectrum?

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Dr. Austina Cho
Psychiatry
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In brief: It's a real disorder

Sensory processing disorder is a condition in which kids have difficulty receiving and integrating information from the senses.
They can be unusually sensitive or insensitive to stimuli. There may be heightened brain activity in response to light, sound, touch, etc. It may have genetic causes and be present in persons w/ developmental disorders such as autism.

In brief: It's a real disorder

Sensory processing disorder is a condition in which kids have difficulty receiving and integrating information from the senses.
They can be unusually sensitive or insensitive to stimuli. There may be heightened brain activity in response to light, sound, touch, etc. It may have genetic causes and be present in persons w/ developmental disorders such as autism.
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