Every website,every discussion,every interview about Sensory Processing Disorder is an opportunity to answer the question for someone,somewhere,who has been wondering all their life,“What’s wrong with me?”

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The Madness Memoir –Adult SPD

Lane Reads the DSM for Memoir Madness

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Sometimes we just have to laugh at ourselves…

As an adult with sensory processing disorder,I am contemplating a memoir with each chapter named after a mental illness found in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Each chapter could highlight a scene or reflection that illustrated how that mental illness manifested in my life. I could have a chapter for:learning disabilities,major depressive disorder,Asperger syndrome,obsessive/compulsive disorder,hypomania,substance abuse,anxiety,etc. I could also have chapters for disorders which have not yet been named,categorized or quantified. Like the one my friend,the sociology major,and

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Books! For adults with SPD

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The adults I meet on SPD forums (with few exceptions) love to read.

I hope none of my loved ones will be too offended when I announce to the world… books have always been,and still are,my best friends.

I love an excellent book,fiction or nonfiction.

Good fiction is filled with characters who will do what they will do,regardless of how I feel about it. Because there are no expectations to taint my relationship with a fictional character,I feel no guilt,no stress and no regret. There is no social unease. I don’t have to worry

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Coming Soon! The Sensory-Friendly Section of your Favorite Restaurant

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It feels like we sensory defensive adults only have two options:deal with the crazy overwhelming world the way it is or keep a safe distance away.

Imagine there was a restaurant in your neighborhood that had a special spot for sensitive people,a section of the restaurant out of the main traffic area. Imagine it had natural lighting and excellent acoustics. There would be a button on the table you could press when you wanted service. When you didn’t have your service button pressed the wait staff would leave you alone. There would be noise rules for this little section

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