Do you cringe at the sound of someone chewing gum, slurping soup, or clicking their pen? Do certain sounds make you feel angry or anxious, even when others seem unaffected? If so, you might have misophonia.
Misophonia, or selective sound sensitivity syndrome, is a neurological condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It can cause extreme emotional and physiological reactions to specific sounds, leading to significant distress and impairment in daily life.
We're often ridiculed, dismissed, or shamed because, well, it's a condition that sounds like no big deal. But research and therapies are showing that there is more behind it than an annoyance of sounds. There are neurological and epigenetic components, and clinicians are looking at therapies influenced by ones used for PTSD and complex trauma.
In this talk, I'll explore the science behind misophonia, from its causes and symptoms to the latest research on treatment options. But I want to spend most of the time sharing stories of our experiences. It's kind of surreal how many of our past experiences are similar. And yes, that includes frayed and damaged relationships with family and friends.
I am also co-author on an upcoming book published by Bloomsbury, along with a clinician and researcher at Oxford University. This is the first book about misophonia by a major publisher.
Join us to learn more about this often-misunderstood condition and feel free to email me at email@example.com
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