Everyone loves hugs, right? Harvard Medical School wrote an article on a study they did on hugging. They found that people who were hugged more frequently had higher oxytocin levels, the hormone that reduces anxiety and promotes calmness when released. They also indicate that their study participants who were hugged more often had lower blood pressure than participants who received fewer hugs.
The truth is, everyone does not love hugs. One of the major components of autism spectrum disorder is something called sensory processing disorder (SPD). SPD is a disorder in which a person struggles with how they perceive sensory information. If you look at the red flags for SPD, you'll probably find something with which you're able to identify, as many adults are afraid of failing new tasks.
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