Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Sensory disorders may be added to DSM

Bizarre, overblown reactions to everyday sensations may be common in children with developmental disorders, such as autism, but they may also occur on their own in many otherwise healthy youngsters. Therapists and researchers are petitioning the American Psychiatric Association to include "sensory-processing disorder" in its next Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, which could bring more research and treatment funding. The New York Times

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