What is Deep pressure therapy?

Category: Lifestyle Modifications


Deep pressure therapy is a type of tactile sensory input, examples include heavy weight on the body, firm holding, firm stroking, cuddling, hugging, and squeezing.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Anxious mood 1 3
Depressed mood 1 3
Generalized anxiety disorder 1 3
Panic disorder 1 3
Post-traumatic stress disorder 1 3

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Deep pressure therapy

Side effect Patients Percentage


Based on patients currently using Deep pressure therapy

Dosage Patients Percentage
15minutes as needed 1


Currently using Deep pressure therapy

Duration Patients Percentage
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 2
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 2
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Deep pressure therapy.