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Re: “More on misophonia

A new book has just been published. Its called, Sound-Rage. A Primer of the Neurobiology and Psychology of a Little Known Anger Disorder (Chalcedony Press, 210 pgs) and available from and

The book provides compelling evidence that it is a developmental, neurological disorder, and presents detailed information about trigger expansion, emotions, cognitions and therapies.

In Section I, Symptoms, Stories, Diagnoses, it describes the lives of sufferers as they confront triggers throughout the day. Section II, Neurobiology, presents an overview of how the brain processes information, specifically the triggers. There is an in-depth look at brain circuitry and multi-sensory processing. This section seeks to explain from a neurological, sensory perspective how triggers expand, from one or two auditory triggers to many auditory, visual, and olfactory triggers. The thoughts and associations that accompany the anger and pain are addressed in Section III, Emotions, Cognitions, and Therapies.

The book answers all the basic questions: how the brain’s “hard-wired” circuitry interprets stimuli as pain and affects behavior and emotions; how processing of visual and auditory stimuli overlap in the brain and result in creating new triggers; how the brain uses mimicry to induce empathy and reduce the distress caused by triggers. The book discusses why the disorder is routinely misdiagnosed and how it is unique among all disorders. It also addresses why exposure therapy worsens the symptoms while cognitive behavior therapy is highly effective in reducing them.

I hope this helps.

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Posted by Neuroscience on 07/15/2013 at 9:14 AM

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