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 2
Depressed mood 1 2
Generalized anxiety disorder 1 2
Panic disorder 1 2
Post-traumatic stress disorder 1 2

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Deep pressure therapy

Side effect Patients


Based on patients currently using Deep pressure therapy

Dosage Patients
15minutes as needed 1


Currently using Deep pressure therapy

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