Misophonia

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Misophonia (meaning "hatred of sound") is a rarely diagnosed mental disorder. It is a condition where certain sounds can cause someone to be angry or enraged.[1] The sounds could be as simple as someone chewing food with their mouth open.[1] Other examples include a ballpoint pen clicking (repeatedly), tapping, typing and other common sounds.[2] The disorder has only been identified and named in the last 20 years.[1] According to one sufferer, "It’s like a fight-or-flight response: Your muscles get tense, you’re on edge, your heart races, and you feel the urge to flee".[2] Misophonia is often misdiagnosed as one of several psychological disorders.[3] Sufferers often keep away from trigger sounds. There is no cure but it can be treated.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Barron H. Learner (23 February 2015). "Please Stop Making That Noise". The New York Times. Retrieved 29 February 2015. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Meeri N. Kim (1 December 2014). "Misophonia is a newly identified condition for people hypersensitive to sound". The Washington Post. Retrieved 29 February 2015. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Gail Deutsch (17 May 2012). "Do You Have Misophonia?". ABC News Internet Ventures. Retrieved 29 February 2015. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)