What is misophonia and how can we treat it?

Andrea E. Cavanna*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Selective sound sensitivity syndrome or misophonia is a chronic condition characterized by unpleasant emotional experiences and autonomic arousal in response to specific sounds. Over the last few years there have been a few reports detailing the clinical features associated with this condition. These focused reports raise interesting questions about the nosological status of this potentially disabling clinical entity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)357-359
Number of pages3
JournalExpert Review of Neurotherapeutics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 30 Apr 2014


  • autonomic nervous system
  • diagnostic criteria
  • misophonia
  • obsessive compulsive spectrum
  • selective sound sensitivity syndrome


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