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Please Read: Misophonia Survey University College London (UCL)

Please Read: Misophonia Survey University College London (UCL)

Researchers at University College London (UCL) have created an important online misophonia survey. It looks at the "mental wellbeing, satisfaction with life and ways of coping in people with misophonia". If you're aged 18+ and you're interested in taking part then please do take a look here: Take the UCL misophonia survey The team is headed up by Professor Doris Bamiou, Dr Sergi Costafreda Gonzalez and Dr Becky Gould. These guys really are at the forefront of misophonia research. They are...

Is misophonia a feature of autism, OCD or any other well-known neurological disorders?

Is misophonia a feature of autism, OCD or any other well-known neurological disorders?

This is something I'm often asked about. Is misophonia a feature of autism... OCD... or any other well-known neurological disorders? The findings from a recent misophonia study can help us here. This is one of the largest studies to date, with 575 subjects, and shines a spotlight on some interesting stats. Here is one of the standout findings. The majority of misophonia subjects have "no comorbid" psychiatric disorders. What does this mean? It means that while some misophones may have other...

What you can do to help your loved one with misophonia

What you can do to help your loved one with misophonia

Misophonia is a complex and nuanced disorder. It can be extremely difficult to live with, not just for the person with misophonia but for everyone involved. Parents, siblings, partners and best friends. And it can sometimes feel like whatever you say or do, no matter how positive your intentions, is the wrong thing and makes things worse. If you’re a parent reading this you might feel like the perpetual baddy. You might be barked at and glared at and for no good reason other than you’re...

Infographic: What is Misophonia and How Does it Affect People?

Infographic: What is Misophonia and How Does it Affect People?

This infographic is the introduction to Allergic to Sound's new 'explainer' series. It's for anyone who might be new to the term misophonia and also for parents, friends, loved ones trying to make sense of all the information online. Throughout this series I'll do my best to explain the science and latest findings in simple and, where possible, visual terms. For a printer friendly/downloadable version of this infographic please click here to load up the image file direct. A big thank you to...

How to cope with misophonia [VIDEO]

How to cope with misophonia [VIDEO]

This wonderful video guide comes from Dr Jennifer Jo Brout, founder of the Misophonia and Emotion Program at Duke University and the Director of the International Misophonia Research Network (IMRN). You can find more of her work online here at Misophonia International and here at the IMRN. Just click the play icon on the image below to view this video. If that doesn't work here's a direct link to the YouTube page. This is essential viewing if you have misophonia or know someone who has it. I...

How Do You Pronounce Misophonia?

How Do You Pronounce Misophonia?

It's one of the great unsolved mysteries... Forget the Voynich Manuscript, quantum entanglement or Prince Harry's living arrangements... How on earth do you pronounce misophonia? “Is it meee-so-phonia, mizz-o-phonia… or miss-oh-phonia?” I’ve spoken to a number of psychologists, researchers and neuroscientists - people who possess more University degrees between them than I have braincells - and at the start of each conversation there’s often a bit of a stumble over the pronunciation of...

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Your Misophonia Stories

How does misophonia effect you? You and your loved ones are not alone. Click below to see interviews and stories from real people living with the disorder. Find out what makes them tick and how they cope.

Paula’s Misophonia Story

This is the #63 edition of our My Misophonia Story series. This week features Paula (34) from the UK. Each week we'll feature a new reader story, so if you'd like to share yours, please drop us a line. Paula, take it away... Where are you from? I live in Birmingham,...

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Ash’s Misophonia Story

This is the #62 edition of our My Misophonia Story series. This week features Ash (17) from the UK. Each week we'll feature a new reader story, so if you'd like to share yours, please drop us a line. Ash, take it away... Where are you from? Newcastle, UK What do you...

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Sarah’s Misophonia Story

This is the #61 edition of our My Misophonia Story series. This week features Sarah (47) from the UK. Each week we'll feature a new reader story, so if you'd like to share yours, please drop us a line. Sarah, take it away... Where are you from? Born Chester-le-Street,...

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