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Auditory Sensory Over-responsivity in a Young Woman

For years, a young woman with cognitive impairment, neurodevelopmental delays, auditory sensory over-responsivity, and parasuicidal behavior tried various pharmaceutical agents and behavioral therapies without success. When she and her parents read about the over-responsivity research of M. Zachary Rosenthal, PhD, at Duke, they consulted him to see if he could offer another approach for their daughter.

Question: What was Rosenthal’s diagnosis, and how did he manage her condition?

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