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Adults with SPD are at high risk of developing stress-related disorders

Adults with SPD are at high risk of developing stress-related disorders like Fibromyalgia and Chronic Myofascial Pain

Share Even I was surprised by the ending of this video. It’s one thing to list symptoms and complaints in your head day after day; it’s quite another to see yourself in real time. In her book Too Loud, Too Bright, Too Fast, Too Tight Sharon Heller, PhD said, “By adulthood the body of the …

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Adult with Sensory Processing Disorder

Understanding the Occupational Therapy Needs of Adults with Sensory Processing Disorder

ShareSPD does not magically disappear with childhood. Problems with sensory processing are commonly found in adults. The American Occupational Therapy Association published an article in the June 6th, 2011 edition of the journal “OT Practice” that summarized the results of dozens of studies confirming reality for adults who live with SPD.  [Open PDF in separate …

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Sensory Modulation - Exhaustion or Depression

Sensory Modulation Disorder and Depression? Move It! Move It! Move It!

Share“In 1979, I needed to learn more than biology or chemistry or how to deconstruct literature. I needed to learn how to navigate my life as an adult with a sensory modulation and sensory motor disorder.” – Lane “Can you take me to a doctor?” I said into the brown plastic hand piece of my princess …

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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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Addiction and Adult SPD – Prelude

ShareSPD?  Addiction? A match cast in my neurons before I was born. Although it has been many years since I imbibed in any recreational drug, including alcohol, I must admit to a somewhat sullied past regarding controlled substances. Please remember, addiction is just a point on a long continuum of when and why a person …

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Addiction and Adult SPD Part 1 – Caffeine, Nicotine and More

ShareI have a poignant love/hate relationship with caffeine – as I do with all mind-altering substances. I am convinced sensory processing disorder is intertwined in its roots. Caffeine was not my first love. That was nicotine. I didn’t become a full-fledged caffeine addict until I quit smoking marijuana. I was a one-dependency-at-a-time girl – for …

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If Sensory Processing Disorder had been in the DSM

ShareHad Sensory Processing Disorder been in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual my life would have changed when I left home to go to college. There, my first act of total independence was to go to the psychology building at the university and ask for help. “Can you please tell me what’s wrong with me?” I …

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Meltdown

ShareIt was a perfect storm first thing in the morning. Gentle rain soothed like a lullaby, gently lapping unconsciousness over my attempt to surface into the day. Just move, I told myself when I next poked my head above dreamy morning sleep. The best I could do was fumble for the stereo remote. Morning Edition …

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