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  • A new book has been published summer 2013. It’s called, Sound-Rage. A Primer of the Neurobiology and Psychology of a Little Known Anger Disorder (Chalcedony Press, 210 pgs) and is available from amazon.com.uk and amazon.com.

    The book provides compelling evidence that “misophonia” is a developmental, neurological disorder, and presents detailed information about trigger expansion, emotions, cognitions and therapies.

    In Section I, Symptoms, Stories, Diagnoses, it describes the lives of sufferers as they confront triggers throughout the day. Section II, Neurobiology, presents an overview of how the brain processes information, specifically the triggers. There is an in-depth look at brain circuitry and multi-sensory processing. This section seeks to explain from a neurological, sensory perspective how triggers expand, from one or two auditory triggers to many auditory, visual, and olfactory triggers. The thoughts and associations that accompany the anger and pain are addressed in Section III, Emotions, Cognitions, and Therapies.

    The book explains how the brain’s “hard-wired” circuitry interprets stimuli as pain and affects behavior and emotions; how processing of visual and auditory stimuli overlap in the brain and result in creating new triggers; and how the brain uses mimicry to induce empathy and reduce the distress caused by triggers. The book also discusses why the disorder is routinely misdiagnosed and how it is unique among all disorders. It also addresses why exposure therapy that is used with OCD worsens the symptoms while cognitive behavior therapy (sometimes in conjunction with exposure) is highly effective in reducing them.

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  1. 1. Misophonia Farah Tarabishi CMU, MD 9 Dr. Daniel Martinez, Psychiatry
  2. 2. What is Misophonia?  Miso= Hatred  Phonia=Sound  Aka: Selective Sound Sensitivity Syndrome.  A syndrome in which certain stimuli provoke an aversive reaction  Stimuli may be auditory or visual
  3. 3. Type of Stimuli  Auditory Stimuli may include: Crunching Tapping of pens Breathing Eating noises Repetitive actions Pen Clicking
  4. 4. Types of Stimuli Cont...  Non-auditory stimuli: Repetitive movements such as tapping of the hands, leg shaking, etc
  5. 5. Adverse Effects of Misophonia  Certain stimuli can provoke different reactions such as rage, anger, impulsiveness, annoyance, disgust, and aggression  Many who suffer from misophonia report their heart racing and beginning to sweat when there is a provoking stimulus  This can lead to a life of seclusion, avoidance, social dysfunction, and intense suffering.
  6. 6. What Causes Misophonia?  Misophonia is not fully understood  It is believed to be caused by an abnormal intense connection between the auditory and limbic system of the brain  People with this problem are believed to hear noises at much louder frequencies than others  Misophonia is still not in the ICD-10 system or DSM-IV, but is currently classified as a discrete psychiatric disorder.
  7. 7. Treatments  Currently there is no treatment for misophonia  Ways to help include: Noise reducing earphones Cognitive behavioral therapy Stress reducing activities (exercise, yoga, etc)
  8. 8. References  http://lifewithmisophonia.wordpress.com/2012/02/25/the- science-behind-misophonia-and-possible-treatments/  Www.misophonia.com  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Misophonia  http://books.google.com/books?id=YStcWFsxQZEC&pg=PA25 &dq=misophonia&hl=en&sa=X&ei=w1W- UfPKCIm28wTViICIDw&ved=0CC0Q6AEwAA#v=onepage&q= misophonia&f=false