Problem

Harmful effects of sensory deprivation

Nature:
The senses are a vital connection between body and mind; they are the link between the mental and the elemental. Loss of contact with the senses - sensory deprivation - may be the cause of a wide range of personal, social and environmental problems. The absence of focused smelling, tasting, touching, seeing and hearing can lead to the mental distraction that results in irritability, anger, fatigue and boredom.
Incidence:
In a recent research project at Shenley Hospital, London, work in the "neurosis unit" recorded, over an eight month period, a dramatic fall in the use of anti-depressants, tranquillisers and sleeping pills when such techniques as sensory awareness and spiritually creative activities were employed.
Broader Problems:
Human physical suffering
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 1: No Poverty
Date of last update
16.03.1997 – 00:00 CET