Sunday, October 25, 2015
Sounds are everywhere. Some can change our mood instantly, some can pass unnoticed without having any impact on us, and some can genuinely affect the quality of our lives. Recognised as a neurological condition, Misophonia is a rarely diagnosed disorder in which negative emotions are triggered by specific sounds.
In this article for the Metro, our dedicated GP, Dr. Helen Webberley, explained that “it is difficult to ascertain whether Misophonia is caused by a recognised pattern of mis-wiring in the brain, or whether this is a learned condition, which means that some people may just be very susceptible to noise, perhaps due to past experiences in their life.”
Dr. Helen also mentioned that more work needs to be done, in order to identify misophonia as a genuine condition, perhaps on larger numbers of people or including detailed brain scans and nerve pathway imaging.