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ⓘ Sensory overload is when one or more of the bodys senses experiences over-stimulation from the environment. There are many things that impact an individual. Exa ..




Sensory overload
                                     

ⓘ Sensory overload

Sensory overload is when one or more of the bodys senses experiences over-stimulation from the environment. There are many things that impact an individual. Examples of these elements are urbanization, crowding, noise, mass media, technology, and the explosive growth of information. Sensory overload is commonly associated with sensory processing disorder. Like its opposite sensory deprivation, it has been used as a means of torture.

                                     

1. Symptoms

There are a variety of symptoms that have may cause sensory overload. These symptoms can occur in both children and adults. Some of these symptoms are:

  • Over-sensitivity to touch, movement, sights, and/or sounds
  • Having difficulty focusing on an activity
  • Constantly changing activities, never completing a task
  • Complains about noises that do not affect others
  • Avoids touching or being touched
  • Makes poor eye contact
  • Irritation caused by shoes, socks, tags, or different textures
  • Irritability
  • Has trouble with social interactions
  • Extremely high or extremely low activity levels
  • Angry outbursts
  • Gets overexcited
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Sleeplessness/fatigue
  • Fidgeting and restlessness
  • Covers ears to close out sounds or voices
  • Covers eyes around bright lights
  • Muscle tension
  • "Shuts down", or refuses to participate in activities and/or interact with others
                                     
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  • stay undetected. Therapy can be used to minimize distress caused by sensory overload Individual therapy plans are created. The therapist tries to help