Treatment for SPD: or is it an untreatable Disability?

by Simon
(Hampshire, England)

My name is Simon. I am aged 56 and since the age of thirty I have suffered intermittently with Depression. I have worked intermittently since then but always at risk of further depression.


I have always felt the cause for my depression was that I was unable to concentrate on my work when in open plan offices. My family have generally regarded me as a shirker and that I should just learn to tolerate the modern working environment. My girlfriend considers that I have aspergers. But I can read body language and I am not particularly clumsy, and I am not indifferent to other people's sufferings, and so I do not believe that she is correct. I also dislike the stigma attached to the diagnosis of aspergers.

I have come to realise recently that I am hypersensitive to noise and to heat. I believe that I may suffer from Sensory Processing Disorder. I am seeking a diagnosis. Your website is a great comfort to me, because if I have SPD it could be the underlying cause of the difficulties which have plagued my life.

However I cannot see any discussion of treatment on your website. Is the sad fact that there is no effective treatment, and SPD sufferers must just seek tolerance from others as if it a lifelong disability?

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Jan 16, 2011
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but if depression is co-morbid...
by: Anonymous

how would that affect neurological testing? Doesn't the presence of depression nullify every test?

Signed, with remarkable hope,

Lucie,

A fellow life-long depressive, dysregulated adult.

Nov 05, 2010
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treatment
by: Anonymous

After you get a diagnosis there is treatment. However, it is a lifelong condition. You will learn coping skills on how to handle your difficulties. There are many disorders that mimic spd so they need to be ruled out. You could also have some of these disorders (ie ADHD, anxiety, aspergers ect.) in conjunction with SPD. Please consult your doctor.

Oct 31, 2010
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investigate
by: Anonymous

You must consult your neurologist for a diagnosis. SPD exists within various diagnoses, and only an expert can give you the right information.

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