Misophonic Disorder: Hatred of Sounds

Misophonia is a sound sensitivity syndrome characterized by an abnormal preoccupation with or aversion to certain types of sounds. In those suffering from misophonia, these sounds create reactions of anger, disgust, anxiety or even fear. Although the cause, as well as the treatment of misophonia is debated, this paper aims to describe three patients whose misophonia could be the result of different underlying primary psychiatric disorders such as obsessive compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder and schizotypal personality disorder. Further studies into the relationship between misophonia and psychiatric disorders are needed. Patients who suffer from misophonia may want to be assessed for other conditions. To learn more, click here