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Sensory processing disorderis a condition in which the brainhas trouble receiving and responding to information that comes in through the senses. Formerly referred to as sensory integration dysfunction, it is not currently recognized a a distinct medical diagnosis.Some people with sensory processing disorder are oversensitive to things in their environment. Common sounds may be painful or overwhelming. The light touch of a shirt may chafe the skin.Others with sensory processing disorder may:Be uncoordinatedBump into thingsBe unable to tell where their limbs are in spaceBe hard to engage in conversation or playSensory processing problems are usually identified in children. But they can also affect adults. Sensory processing problems are commonly seen in developmental conditions like autismspectrum disorder.CONTINUE READING BELOWYOU MIGHT LIKEWEBMDClinical Trials: The Fast Track to New Cancer DrugsClinical trials help doctors create new and better cancer treatments.WEBMDHow Is Your MS Care Routine? Assess now.Take this WebMD assessment and get personalized tips to help live your life with MS to the fullest.
Sensory processing disorder is not recognized as a stand-alone disorder. But many experts think that should change.