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What is Misophonia?
Misophonia is a neurophysiological disorder, sometimes referred to as Selective Sound Sensitivity Syndrome. People with Misophonia experience extreme negative emotional and physical responses to common sounds. Often these are sounds that most people naturally filter out, such as: breathing, chewing, pen clicking.
Trigger sounds (triggers) cause a fight-or-flight response in the misophone. Their body has a negative physiological response to certain sounds. Symptoms can include: increased heart rate, sweating, increased blood pressure, fear, anger, crying, and more.
If we apply this window of tolerance framework to misophonia we can better understand how to cope with triggers by expanding our window.
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