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My friends told me i have misophonia

Answered by: Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli

Last Updated: November 12, 2021 11:51 PM
Anonymous 8 months

Hi doc, im a 25 y/o woman, i’m having a problems with sound on my surrounding such as people tapping fingers on table, people talking, children crying or lauching, any loud voices. I always prefer to be alone in a quiet space. I have a niece living with me, every time she laugh or cry i will feel very angry or sometimes i also wanted to cry. My friends recommended me to go see a doctor as they scared i have misophonia. Do i? And is there any cure?

Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli 8 months
General Practitioner

Hello and good night
Thank you for your question.

Based on your question, I understand that you are worry about your problem. I will try to help you.

For your information, misophonia is a condition in which individuals experience intense anger and disgust when they are confronted with sounds made by other human beings. In particular, sounds like chewing, lip smacking or breathing may cause intense anger and physical arousal. Sufferers usually avoid misophonic situations or endure them with intense discomfort, which leads to profound functional impairment. Some triggers might cause so much distress that you begin to avoid certain situations and people as a result. If eating sounds usually trigger this response, you might start eating all your meals alone and avoid going to restaurants, cafes, or any other public places where people might eat.

There are symptoms of misophonia such as:

  • feelings of annoyance, irritation, and disgust
  • anger, rage, or feelings of aggression, including a desire to lash out physically or verbally
  • nervousness or uneasiness in situations that could involve triggering sounds
  • a sense of anxiety or panic, including feelings of being trapped or losing control

Therefore, for the treatment, I advise you to refer to a doctor for a proper treatment. You can also have an online consultation with our doctors for more information and further treatments.

I hope this answer will help you. Thank you.

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Last Updated: Fri Nov 12 2021 23:51:25 GMT+0800 (Malaysia Time)
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