Misophonia

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What is misophonia?

Misophonia, which means 'hatred of sound', is a condition in which certain everyday sounds trigger intense feelings such as anger, panic, and a need to escape the sound. Researchers think the condition is caused by a disruption in the sound processing system in the brain.

Common symptoms reported by people with misophonia

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with misophonia

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol CBD oil)
Type
Other
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)

Data from patients with misophonia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with misophonia

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol CBD oil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with misophonia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has misophonia on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 6
20s 7
30s 2
40s 4
50s 1
60s 0
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 5
20-29 years 1
30-39 years 0
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 9
Female 12

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1
Not Diagnosed 7

These charts show data from misophonia patients who have completed their condition history
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