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How to Get to Support From Your School For Misophonia

Misophonia is a challenge for all of us. But those early years in school can be particularly hard. Discovering you have misophonia and then coming to terms with it, is an alien, confusing and often frightening experience. What is this thing? Why can't I control it?...

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Where to Get Help or Treatment for Misophonia

The number one question I'm emailed is: "How can I get help for my misophonia?" or "my child's misophonia?" What follows here is everything I know about potential misophonia diagnosis and treatment from resources which I believe to be reputable. But before we get...

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Why Exposure Therapy Doesn’t Work for Misophonia

In this article we're going to look at a popular so-called 'cure' for misophonia. Exposure therapy. First we'll consider the theory behind the treatment, then we'll look at how this treatment should in no way be applied to misophonia whatsoever. So what is exposure...

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The Big Reveal: Your Favourite Misophonia Coping Techniques

How do you cope? We all have different ways of dealing with our misophonia and we can all learn from one another's experiences. Below is a collection of your favourite misophonia coping techniques. These are tips that you've emailed in or posted on the forum or left...

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4 Common Misophonia Misconceptions

Let's face it, misophonia is a strange disorder... Life would be a lot easier if it was as easy to explain as, say, an intolerance to gluten or a hay fever allergy. Perhaps the biggest misconception is that misophonia is a hatred of sound in general. The reality is...

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8 Misophonia Coping Strategies

The question I’m most often asked by readers is what are the best misophonia coping strategies? Are there techniques that we can use to help us cope when we hear a misophonia trigger sound and how can we stop that feeling of sheer panic from ruling us. Let's start...

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Misophonia on the BBC!

This is just a very quick post to point you towards two interesting pieces on misophonia that were featured on the BBC News website and on BBC Radio recently. You can see the article on the BBC News site here: Misophonia: Scientists crack why eating sounds can make...

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Latest LeDoux Lab Misophonia Study Findings (January 2017)

LeDoux Lab Misophonia Study Findings (January 2017) LeDoux Lab Findings (January 2017) Joseph LeDoux and Lorenzo Diaz-Mataix NYU at the LeDoux Lab Summary: "... Dr. LeDoux and Dr. Lorenzo Díaz-Mataix are studying two parts of the amygdala in order to see where the...

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Deborah’s Misophonia Story

This is the #7 edition of our new My Misophonia Story series. This week features Deborah (12) from Canada. Each week we'll feature a new reader story, so if you'd like to share yours, please drop us a line. Deborah, take it away... Where are you from? Ontario, Canada...

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Misophonia treatment and the need for ethics and regulation

Misophonia treatment and the monetisation of our condition is a complex and challenging issue. We all want to find something that genuinely works to ease the suffering and anxiety that misophonia can cause patients. It doesn't matter who discovers it, or even whether...

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How to get diagnosis and treatment for misophonia in the UK

The first thing to note is that most GPs and health professionals in the UK have never even heard of misophonia. (Don’t worry, that’s something we’re working on getting changed!) The second thing to note is that even if they did - and we finally get to the stage where...

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Where to find the best online misophonia support groups

The Internet is wonderful resource for information about misophonia... but it can also be a bit of a minefield. If you've only just learned that this condition has a name, and you're looking to connect with others, it can be hard to know where to go to get sound...

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Beware of these so-called misophonia ‘cures’…

One of the most extraordinary things about misophonia is just how little we know about it. While it's now a recognised disorder in many places it's still massively underfunded, under-researched and misunderstood. The current lack of regulation has made misophonia a...

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Why does stress make your misophonia worse?

Let's face it, stress makes everything worse to some extent, but it can send misophonia into hyperdrive. So why does the misophonia seem to get so much worse when you’re feeling stressed? When you’re feeling relaxed you have more time and headspace to react to it....

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Kelly Osborne reveals that she has misophonia

So Kelly Osborne has come out as a misophone! In a speech at a gala lunch for the charity Friendly House, where Kelly was awarded ‘2015 Woman of the Year’, she revealed: “For years the sound of other people chewing, chomping, slurping and gurgling has made me feel...

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Confusion With Terminology: Who gets to name the baby?

The History of Misophonia Research, by Jennifer Jo-Brout, Psy.D (Part I of III) Jastreboff and Jastreboff first coined the term Misophonia, which literally means “hatred of sound”, in 2001. Dr. Pawel Jastreboff is a Professor of Otology (Head and Neck Surgery) at...

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Should You Tell Friends and Family That You Have Misophonia?

One of the most difficult and important questions you face if you have misophonia, is whether or not to tell other people that you have it. There are a huge range of complex emotions and factors at play. Will they understand? Will they treat me differently? Does it...

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Do You Have Misophonia? Take the Test

If you're reading this article because you're concerned that you might have misophonia, I've prepared a simple test based on my own personal experience and my experience talking to other sufferers. This does not constitute medical advice and is only meant as a guide,...

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