Does the sound of other people chewing fill you with rage? Do certain sights and sounds make you crazy when they don't bother anyone else?
If so, you are not alone. Although rarely known, misophonia is quite common, and there is hope. Are you tired of misophonia ruining your life? Are you ready to tackle your misophonia or help a loved one? If so, this book is for you. Misophonia is a neurological condition where a person has a strong emotional response of anger or disgust to specific sounds. For some, it might be hearing someone chewing. For others, it is the sound of sniffling or breathing. Many people also have the misophonic response to visual triggers such as seeing someone chew gum. With misophonia, a person has specific soft sounds (and sights) that they cannot tolerate. Misophonia can be upsetting and annoying, or it can be a debilitating condition. It may vary in intensity but generally gets worse with time. There are important management techniques that are helpful to almost everyone. Although there are no proven treatments that work for everyone, there are treatments that work for many. With proper management and treatment there is hope for reducing the horrible effects of this condition. This book will help you understand what this mysterious condition is doing to you, or help you understand what someone close to you is experiencing. It explains how misophonia develops and expands with time, and why those little sounds cause a person SO much distress. It also gives you many techniques that will help you manage this condition and explores the existing treatment options.
With proper management and treatment, you can greatly reduce the effects of misophonia in your life. Developing misophonia has been a journey. Overcoming misophonia is also a journey, and it is a journey that can provide much relief for this horrible condition.
Thomas Dozier MS, BCBA, began studying misophonia in 2012 after attempting to mitigate its damaging effects in families (his daughter and grandchild have it). Little research was done on the condition at the time. He has since paved the way in understanding this mysterious condition and providing relief to those diagnosed with it. He is the founder the Misophonia Treatment Institute. His previous publications explain the origin and development of misophonia.
158 pages. 2015
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