ADULT never diagnosed

by Judy
(Calgary, AB Canada)

I am 56 years old and have ALWAYS had so many issues coping with sounds, smells, too much activity going on around me and clumsiness. I have recently been diagnosed with ADD and am taking medication, Dexedrine slow release 30 mg. But I find that my other "issues" have increased to the point that I must block out the sounds of my environment, avoid almost all smells and going out in public. It's exhausting. My question is will occupational therapy really help adults like me, who have developed coping mechanisms and avoidance behaviour over so many years?

Comments for ADULT never diagnosed

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Sep 22, 2011
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
This might help
by: Anonymous

Hello Judy,

Im not sure if this helps, but there is this website www.spdlife.org and it is for adults with sensory processing disorder. On this website you might find some tips, but also links to blog from adults, who started OT as an adult and you might be able to ask them over the blog if it helped them. Good luck.

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Adult SPD .