Misophonia: Hatred of Selective Sounds

(Miso- (hatred) phonia (sound) )

If everyday noises like a dripping tap or someone chewing or clicking a pen makes you irritated or panic, in my case metals clanking together, you might suffer from
Misophonia , literally "hatred of sound," (Miso- (hatred) phonia (sound) ) was proposed in 2000 as a condition in which negative emotions, thoughts, and physical reactions are triggered by specific sounds. It is also called "select sound sensitivity syndrome" and "sound-rage."
Misophonia fear of certain sound

What causes misophonia?

Misophonia is a neurological disorder in which auditory (and sometimes visual) stimuli are misinterpreted within the central nervous system. However, misophonia and what causes misophonia is still something of a mystery. Although people may have suffered from misophonia for many years, it has only been recognized as a medical condition since the 1990's.

Signs and Symptoms

If you have a mild reaction, you might feel:
The urge to flee
In my case, I get goosebumps.

If your response is more severe, the sound in question might cause:
Emotional distress
A desire to kill or stop whatever is making the noise
Skin crawling
Suicidal thoughts

The disease can put a cramp in your social life. You might avoid restaurants or eat separately from your spouse, family, or roommates. Or worse, you could act on what you feel. You might attack the person who’s making the sound -- physical or verbally -- cry, or run away from the situation.
Over time, you may respond to visual triggers, too. Seeing someone get ready to eat or put something in their mouth might set you off.

How do you live with misophonia?

As for me, I dont use two metals together (like a plate and spoon or cup and spoon) and if I see you using it, I walk away.
While some try to mask the trigger-sounds with music, others simply try to avoid them. Depending on the severity, it can have serious consequences for people with misophonia. The condition might keep patients from building-up relationships, engaging in social activities or even leaving the house.

People suffering from misophonia often feel alienated and misunderstood because others might write them off as hysterical or overly-sensitive. Often it helps to see a doctor to get a diagnosis as proof that you are not just making it up. Your doctor can refer you to different kinds of therapy. Even just to talk about your condition might be helpful.

Do share with someone, it might be helpful.

Sources: http://m.hear-it.org/Misophonia

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