Directory of Types of Genetic Disorders for HSP's

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Highly sensitive people suffer from numerous types of genetic disorders that seriously impact their quality of life. Since highly sensitive people can also be extremely gifted, the impact of these genetic diseases can represent a serious loss for all of us of the gifts and talents of HSP's who are unable to come into their full potential.

One of the factors obscuring the highly sensitive trait has been the large number of ways in which it manifests, from light and sound sensitivities to serious genetic and mental illnesses.  HSP's can have average intelligence; however, many are exceptionally gifted people, one of the gifts of being highly sensitive.


Types of Genetic Disorders Affecting Highly Sensitive People

Thanks to the work of David Ritchey in his book, The H.I.S.S. of the A.S.P., we know of the following types of genetic disorders that have been linked to left handed people and HSP's.  Organizations serving these communities can be found here: HSP Disease Resources

Cognitive Disorders: Dyslexia, stuttering, delayed speech, ADD/ADHD, Tourette's Disorder, Asperger's Syndrome.

Biochemical Anomalies: Sex hormones, especially testosterone, stress hormones (cortisol, norepinephrine's, etc.) monoamine oxidase, dopamine, serotonin, melatonin.

Chromosomal anomalies: Down's syndrome (missing No. 21), Turners's Syndrome (missing x chromosome), Klinefelter's Syndrome ( (an extra x chromosome) 

Physiological anomalies: Neural tube defects, scoliosis, cleft palate, harelip, hypopigmentation 

Autoimmune disorders: Gastrointestinal Disorders (especially Celiac Disease, Regional Ileitis and Ulcerative Colitis), Diabetes Mellitis (especially Type 1, insulin dependent variety), Thyroiditis (especially Hashimoto's Disease - hypothyroidism), Rheumatoid Arthritis, Myasthenia Gravis, Lupus Erythematosus   

Other immune disorders: Hormone dependent cancers (including breast and prostate cancers); hypopigmentation-related cancers (including basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and malignant melanoma), migraine headaches, atopic disorders (including asthma, eczema and hay fever), food allergies  

Neurological and Psychological Anomalies: Alzheimer's Disease, Autistic Disorder, mental retardation, seizure disorders (especially early febrile convulsions and later Temporal Lobe Epilepsy), vestibular and occulomotor disorders (including strabilmus, nystagmus and esotropia), psychoses (including Schizophrenia), dissociative disorders (including Dissociative Identity Disorder), mood disorders (including Bipolar disorder, Seasonal Affective Disorder, depression and suicide), sleep disorders, heightened sensitivity to psychotropic drugs, chemical dependence (including drugs, alcohol and nicotine), a high level of hypnotizability.


... the directory hopes to make a wide variety of problem solving solutions available so that people can find solutions that fit their particular situation rather than offer a predetermined program than may be inappropriate.
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The Purpose of the HSP Disease Directory

The HSP Disease Directory is designed to make it possible for highly sensitive people, families, friends, and caretakers to access information about the various types of genetic disorders and HSP diseases to find out facts about them and resources to find help.  In addition, it offers information on allopathic treatments and also treatments from the alternative health fields.  In doing so, the directory hopes to make a wide variety of problem solving solutions available so that people can find solutions that fit their particular situation rather than offer a predetermined program than may be inappropriate. The objective of this site is to empower highly sensitive people and to do so, it is important to respect their capacity to determine what suits them best.

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One of the factors obscuring the highly sensitive trait has been the large number of ways in which it manifests, from light and sound sensitivities to serious genetic and mental illnesses. quoted text