A Large-Scale Study of Misophonia

by Jun 17, 2017Research2 comments

Romke Rouw, Mercede Erfanian

Background: “A large online study extensively surveyed personal, developmental, and clinical characteristics of over 300 misophonics.”

Findings: “Most participants indicated that their symptoms started in childhood or early teenage years. Severity of misophonic responses increases over time.

One third of participants reported having family members with similar symptoms. Half of our participants reported no comorbid clinical conditions, and the other half reported a variety of conditions. Only posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) was related to the severity of the misophonic symptoms.

Remarkably, half of the participants reported experiencing euphoric, relaxing, and tingling sensations with particular sounds or sights, a relatively unfamiliar phenomenon called autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR).”

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  1. Dawn

    help me to understand my daughters misaphonia

    • Allergic to Sound

      Hi Dawn, I hope by reading through some of the different articles and research links on this site you can get a betting of understanding of how your daughter’s misophonia affects her and of course always feel free to jump into the forum and ask questions.


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