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Misophonia, or Selective Sound Sensitivity Syndrome

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Misophonia, literally “hatred of sound,” is a form of decreased sound tolerance.

Do you ever become annoyed, or even enraged, by such ordinary sounds as other people eating, breathing, sniffing, or coughing; certain consonants; or repetitive sounds? If so, you may suffer from misophonia.

It's not that uncommon, but not easily understood. It can be easy to push away, or be pushed away, by friends and family because something you can't control or explain.

You are not alone! With your help, this community can help each other in finding ways in not only helping to cope, but helping in providing an explanation for friends, family, coworkers, and others that you aren't just being a jerk, but that you do have a real problem.

A good place to start a self diagnosis is The Misophonia Activation Scale

For help dealing with anger issues, visit our partner subreddit r/anger

  • This subreddit is intended for those who suffer symptoms of this condition to be able to talk freely about what they experience. If you have any issue with what is posted, you are free to express your opinion in a polite and respectful manner. Rude or hateful posts will not be tolerated and deleted when found or reported.

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  • If your post contains audio, add [CONTAINS AUDIO] at the start of your title. Again, if this is not done, the post will be removed and you will be allowed to resubmit with an edited post.

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Related to Misophonia is /r/Misokinesia, The selective hatred of movement.

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