Extreme Sensitivity to Stimuli - Is it Autism?

Extreme Sensitivity to Stimuli - Is it Autism?

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 868 , Segment 2

Episode: TSA is Watching You, Painting Refugee Stories, Hunting Ancient Life in Amber

  • Aug 1, 2018 11:00 pm
  • 12:13 mins

Guest: Elysa Marco, MD, Neurologist, Benioff Children’s Hospital, Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurology, University of California, San Francisco Crowded spaces, loud noises, an itchy sweater or scratchy clothing tag – these would be mild annoyances for most people. But to some, they can be extremely distressing, or even painful. It’s called Sensory Processing Disorder. It often appears in children who also have autism or ADHD. But Elysa Marco has worked with enough patients suffering from sensory processing disorder to be convinced it is a separate condition, not just a subset of autism.

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