Project Description

Fred

‘I was able to spend much more time at the party than previously’

‘My main presenting problem is sensory overload’ 
My main presenting problem is sensory overload. This typically happens in a situation with a lot of people and no clear focus of attention. I have no problem with theatre performances, or even shopping in supermarkets, but parties and similar social occasions are a trial.

‘I was able to spend much more time at the party than previously’
A recent “drop-in” social occasion let me quantify this: when the seventh person arrived I felt I had to leave. The first time I tried the vest I was in a hurry, and didn’t fit it properly. When it was pumped up I felt short of breath to the point where it made me dizzy. My wife had something to say about this, and helped me on the second occasion. It’s important to understand that I felt no difference. The pressure vest didn’t make me feel more calm or comfortable in any way I was aware of. However, I was able to spend much more time at the party than previously, and this was remarked upon by my wife and several of the people there. Those who expected me to expand, like Popeye the Sailor man, were disappointed. It would not have discouraged me had it done so, and it was pleasing to know that no difference was apparent. So, yes, it works, in ways of which I am not conscious. Well done!

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