Have You Been Searching For Misophonia Treatment?

Do certain sounds make you angry, panic, or want to escape? Are these sounds repetitive, low level, or possibly coming from a loved one? Do family members or friends think you are overreacting, being overly emotional, too sensitive? Most people have no idea what Misophonia is and when they do learn about it, they definitely can not comprehend it. Many mental health providers even have no idea what Misophonia is and often send sufferers to a cognitive behavioral therapist for exposure therapy. Exposure therapy does not work for Misophonia treatment. Misophonia is a selective sound sensitivity and while there is no official therapy for Misophonia, many things can help.

Common Misophonia Triggers:

Chewing

Slurping

Breathing

Tapping

sNail Clipping

Bass through walls

Snoring

Upstairs footsteps

Mouse Clicks

Ticking Clocks

Visual Triggers

Many People Struggle With Misophonia

Misophonia was thought to be a rare disorder, but as it’s becoming well more known, more people are sharing their personal struggles. Women seem to report Misophonia more than men but the male to female ratio is not officially known. Misophonia usually appears around the preteen years but can occur later on in life. It often begins in the home in reaction to a parent or other family member but can also begin from a traumatic event. Also, Misophonia has genetic components. If you are struggling with Misophonia, you might also have family struggling or they are possibly sensitive to sensory stimuli. Lastly, while most people with Misophonia have auditory triggers, some people also have visual triggers. Repetitive visual triggers are called Misokinesia.

Misophonia Science

While there has not been a lot of past Misophonia research, current research is showing to be quite exciting. Misophonia creates heightened autonomic nervous system arousal with a negative emotional reactivity. The amygdala (brain’s alarm) sets off the flight/fight/freeze reaction which then creates panic, anger, or rage in a person. Basically, telling a person with Misophonia that “these sounds can’t harm you” or “calm down” don’t work because the brain reaction happens in milliseconds.

Kumar, et al. found that the anterior insula in the brain (  ) has shown to be hyperactive when someone with Misophonia witnesses a trigger. The insula has also shown to be abnormally connected to other parts of the brain like the amygdala and hippocampus. One of the more recent studies have shown that people with Misophonia possibly have hyper activation of the mirror neuron system. Mirror neurons fire in a person’s brain when they see another person doing something. Simply put, if the person with Misophonia sees someone chewing, mirror neurons in their own brain light up like they are actually chewing.

 

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Seek Help

To sum up, Misophonia can be a debilitating disorder, but you do not have to struggle alone. I offer a free 20 minute phone consultation to discuss my treatment methods and possibly working with me.  My office is easily found in the Ventura Harbor (close to Ojai, Santa Barbara, Oxnard, Camarillo, Thousand Oaks). I also offer online therapy sessions to clients all over California.

 

 

 

 

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Call: 
805.669.8176

Email:
healingwithsipora@gmail.com

Location:
Ventura, CA
Located near Ojai, Santa Barbara, Oxnard, Camarillo, Thousand Oaks.

Also seeing clients for online therapy all over.

Call

805.669.8176

Location

1198 Navigator Dr. Ventura, CA 93001

Located near Ojai, Santa Barbara, Oxnard, Camarillo, Thousand Oaks.

Also seeing clients for online therapy all over.