Misophonia and Potential Underlying Mechanisms: A Perspective

@article{Palumbo2018MisophoniaAP,
  title={Misophonia and Potential Underlying Mechanisms: A Perspective},
  author={Devon Beebe Palumbo and Ola Alsalman and Dirk De Ridder and Jae-Jin Song and Sven Vanneste},
  journal={Frontiers in Psychology},
  year={2018},
  volume={9}
}
There is a growing research interest in the diagnosis rate of misophonia, a condition characterized by a negative emotional/autonomic reaction to specific everyday sounds. Diagnosis of misophonia requires a thorough case history and audiological test procedures. Associative and non-associative learning models for understanding the underlying mechanisms of misophonia have been presented. Currently, there is no cure or pharmaceutical agent for misophonia; however, therapy programs addressing… 

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