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There is so much information in the press about misophonia! This is a great accomplishment for those who have misophonia and/or advocate for the disorder. However since there is an abundance of information "out there" we often encounter  contradictory and misleading ideas about misophonia.  Following is a quick "test" so that you can assess your own basic knowledge about misophonia.

                            Test Your Misophonia Knowledge

1 Misophonia is best characterized as:

  1. A autoimmune disorder
  2. A psychiatric disorder
  3. A neurological disorder
  4. Misophonia is not real

2 Which are some examples of typical misophonia trigger sounds?

  1. Noises made by people and animals
  2. Noises that are loud
  3. Repetitive and pattern based noises (e.g. tapping on a keyboard, windshield wipers)?
  4. All of the above

3 What is the research consensus about misophonia?

  1. Misophonia can be treated by exposure therapy
  2. Misophonia is real and varies in severity from mild to severe
  3. Misophonia is mainly an anger management problem
  4. Misophonia is the same as  OCD (OC and Related Disorders)

4 There is a well researched test for misophonia

  1. True
  2. False

5 What are some factors that can worsen misophonia symptoms?

  1. Lack of sleep
  2. Recent experience with triggering situation
  3. Physical illness
  4. All of the above

Contributed by Dr. Jennifer Jo Brout and Maddy Appelbaum

Answers:

  1. 3
  2. 4
  3. 2
  4. 2
  5. 4

For anyone who would like more information about misophonia please see:

https://www.misophoniainternational.com/what-is-misophonia-3/

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