Investigating Misophonia: A Review of the Empirical Literature, Clinical Implications, and a Research Agenda.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Misophonia is a neurobehavioral syndrome phenotypically characterized by heightened autonomic nervous system arousal and negative emotional reactivity (e. g., irritation, anger, anxiety) in response to a decreased tolerance for specific sounds. The aims of this review are to (a) characterize the current state of the field of research on misophonia, (b) highlight what can be inferred from the small research literature to inform treatment of individuals with misophonia, and (c) outline an agenda for research on this topic. We extend previous reviews on this topic by critically reviewing the research investigating mechanisms of misophonia and differences between misophonia and other conditions. In addition, we integrate this small but growing literature with basic and applied research from other literatures in a cross-disciplinary manner.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Brout, JJ; Edelstein, M; Erfanian, M; Mannino, M; Miller, LJ; Rouw, R; Kumar, S; Rosenthal, MZ

Published Date

  • 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 12 /

Start / End Page

  • 36 -

PubMed ID

  • 29467604

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC5808324

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1662-4548

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3389/fnins.2018.00036

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • Switzerland