Stress, Anxiety & PTSD

We’ve talked before about how people who are considered sensitive or have ‘sensory processing sensitivity’ show increased reaction within the brain when exposed to certain stimulus.

Research shows that those who suffer with post-traumatic stress disorder demonstrate increased activity within their brain when exposed to a trigger.  Increased brain activity was also found in those who are considered sensitive when exposed to a stimulus.  While the area’s that show increased activity are different between being sensitive and suffering from PTSD the brain and body’s reaction is remarkably similar.

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Sensory Processing Sensitivity

Did you know that approximately 15-20% of people are considered to be highly sensitive?  What does this mean for you?  What does it mean to be sensitive?

What does it mean to be sensitive?  While sensitivity can manifest in various ways being sensitive may mean that you or your child has sensory processing sensitivity.  This means that your nervous system is more active than the nervous system of your not as sensitive peer. 

Click ‘read more’ to find out what another mom is saying about her experience with Chiropractic and her son with Sensory Processing Disorder!

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Sensory Processing Sensitivity and How it Affects You

What does it mean to be sensitive?  While sensitivity can manifest in various ways being sensitive may mean that you or your child has sensory processing sensitivity.  This means that your nervous system is more active than the nervous system of your not as sensitive peer. 
 
Your nervous system is responsible for every function and sensation within your body as well as responsible for how you perceive the world.  This includes all of your senses like sight, hearing, touch, taste and smell.

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