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Sensory Processing Disorder & Psychopathology
Sensory Processing Disorder, which is the inability to process sensory information efficiently creates or results in a slew of psychiatric disorders, ranging from anxiety to panic to depersonalization. The following are the different types of sensory processing disorders and the psychopathology associated with each.
Sensory Modulation Disorder
Sensory Over-Responsivity or Sensory Defensiveness: Sensory defensiveness, which is hypersensitivity to sensation that the average person can generally tune out creates varying levels of stress and trauma that mimic, exaggerate, or result in many psychiatric conditions. These include:
Languid/Passive Seeking: Characterized by low arousability, low muscle tone, and low activity
Bold/Active Seeking: Characterized by risk taking, high sociability, attention getting behavior, boredom, and in some cases hyperactivity
Sensory Discrimination Disorder
Poor sensory discrimination makes you feel easily confused and, often wrong in your perceptions, you feel insecure, dependent, and may be afraid to take chances.
Motor Problems (Dyspraxia & Postural Issues)
Dyspraxia and postural issues makes you clumsy, uncoordinated, unsteady on your feet and accident prone, creating gravitational insecurity (over-responding to position changes) and, as a result, fear.