Sensory processing disorder

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What is sensory processing disorder?

Sensory processing is the process by which the brain takes in sensory input and interprets this information for use. When this neurological process is interrupted learning, physical and emotional development are impacted.

Common symptoms reported by people with sensory processing disorder

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with sensory processing disorder

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
depressed mood (3) pain (2)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(TENS Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(5 HTP TR)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2) depressed mood (2)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2) anxious mood (1)
3 more
Treatment name(s)

(Essential Oils)
Type
Other
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2) depressed mood (2)
3 more
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2) depressed mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol oil)
Type
Other
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2) pain (2)
2 more

Data from patients with sensory processing disorder, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with sensory processing disorder

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (3) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (3) pain (2)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
difficulty sleeping when on full dose dry mouth at night 8 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(TENS Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(5 HTP TR)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (2) depressed mood (2)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (2) anxious mood (1)
3 more
Treatment name(s)

(Essential Oils)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (2) depressed mood (2)
3 more
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
sleepiness
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2) depressed mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol oil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (2) pain (2)
2 more
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with sensory processing disorder, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has sensory processing disorder on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 23
20s 29
30s 20
40s 16
50s 10
60s 7
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 45
20-29 years 4
30-39 years 3
40-49 years 2
50-59 years 1
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 28
Female 79

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 56
Not Diagnosed 21

These charts show data from sensory processing disorder patients who have completed their condition history
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