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Do noises like chewing, pen-clicking, or slurping send you into a rage? Here’s what you can do to cope with misophonia.
Everyone experiences problems with unpleasant sounds: maybe it’s a dog barking or a baby crying. That’s quite normal. What is not normal is when this becomes a daily or hourly occurrence, and when it starts to interfere with your life. That’s when it becomes clinical misophonia.
I have been suffering from this hidden mental condition since childhood, and I am learning every day how to manage it. I hope that by shedding some light onto this mysterious condition, I am able to help misophonia sufferers and to hopefully share some insight about how to cope with — and even possibly cure — this isolating condition. If you’re a person close to someone suffering from misophonia, I hope this article gives you a deeper understanding that may be helpful as well.
Coping Skills That Work Use white noise Use earplugs Music therapy Headsets at the theater Imagine yourself in their shoes Leave and breathe Explain it to people Therapy Join a forum