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Lane Reads the DSM for Memoir Madness

The Madness Memoir – Adult SPD

ShareSometimes 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. …

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Books! For adults with SPD

ShareThe 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 …

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Sensory Defensive Nervous System – drawing

Share I created a drawing that illustrates how a person with a “sensory defensive” nervous system may react differently to ordinary stimuli than a person with a “normal” nervous system. Feel free to print it. Sometimes we need a drawing to explain to others what it’s like. Click here to open the printable PDF

Bright Star

Mother of the Bright Star – Movie for a Highly Sensitive Adult

ShareI watched a lovely movie last night, Bright Star, the story of Fanny Brawne’s love affair with the poet John Keats. More than a historical romance, this was a work of visual and emotional art that celebrated deep immersion in the sensory world. I give this movie my highest rating – 5 stars. It’s not …

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Discovering the Moon – the atypical brain

ShareWhen I was eleven years old, living in Albuquerque, NM, I witnessed a total eclipse of the moon. Let me preface this by saying, the sky in New Mexico is different than anywhere else I’ve been. There is something that goes beyond its cluster of fine qualities; more than just being bluer, having more stars, …

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