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Diagnostic validity of sensory over-responsivity: a review of the literature and case reports.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17917804     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Atypical responses to sensory stimulation are frequently reported to co-occur with diagnoses such as autism, ADHD, and Fragile-X syndrome. It has also been suggested that children and adults may present with atypical sensory responses while failing to meet the criteria for other medical or psychological diagnoses. This may be particularly true for individuals with over-responsivity to sensation. This article reviews the literature related to sensory over-responsivity and presents three pediatric cases that present a profile of having sensory over-responsivity without a co-occurring diagnosis. Findings from these cases provide very preliminary evidence to support the suggestion that sensory over-responsivity can occur as a sole diagnosis. Within this small group, tactile over-responsivity was the most common and pervasive form of this condition.
Stacey Reynolds; Shelly J Lane
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review     Date:  2007-10-05
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of autism and developmental disorders     Volume:  38     ISSN:  0162-3257     ISO Abbreviation:  J Autism Dev Disord     Publication Date:  2008 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-02-26     Completed Date:  2008-07-02     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7904301     Medline TA:  J Autism Dev Disord     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  516-29     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Occupational Therapy, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Asperger Syndrome / diagnosis
Autistic Disorder / diagnosis*
Diagnosis, Differential
Galvanic Skin Response / physiology
Reproducibility of Results
Sensation Disorders / diagnosis*
Severity of Illness Index
Terminology as Topic

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