Sensory Issues in Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes and Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders

Mind blown

Science Over a Cuppa

For those of you interested in the overlap between Ehlers-Danlos (EDS)/hypermobility spectrum disorders (HSD) and autism, sensory issues in EDS/HSD probably come as no great surprise. Nevertheless, this is an area of similarity that’s remained poorly explored and so I’m going to review some of the sensory differences we know occur in these hereditary connective tissue disorders that share a loose overlap with those we see in autism.

Like some folks on the autism spectrum, zebras are not always known for their coordinative prowess [1, 2]. This is because there is some kind of impairment in the sense ofproprioception, which is the sense of knowing where your body is in space. Mind you, this doesn’t mean that some individuals may not be accomplished in particular areas like dance or sports. But they may be more prone to accidents in everyday life. The severity of these deficits…

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