The exact cause of misophonia is unknown and there is no completely effective universal treatment for misophonia. Currently, there are few journal articles and reports on the treatment of misophonia. Misophonia is not classified as a discrete disorder in DSM-5 or ICD-10. Public awareness helps bring the symptoms and difficulties of misophonia to light and encourages research to be done. This website publishes invitations from researchers to participate in their data gathering. People with misophonia are asked to partake in surveys and questionnaires so the search for effective treatments can be studied and hopefully a treatment will eventually be found.
Members of our support forum may have some suggestions to help reduce the intensity of triggers and discuss possible treatments. You can find the Support Forum here
Some people avoid triggers to reduce their stress and others think that exposure to triggers may desensitize one from the negative effects of trigger events.
Paying attention to the basics may help. People who have a healthy and balanced diet, engage in consistent and adequate exercise and manage stress may have less intense or less frequent problems with sensitivity to sounds.
Some possible treatment are: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Neurofeedback (NFB), Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT) and psycho-therapeutic hypnotherapy. There are other treatment methods as well including the NRT/Trigger Tamer and Sequent Repatterning Therapy.
The use of sound machines, ear plugs and sound masking by other methods is a common and often effective treatment and can be very helpful in many cases.
Some people have had success with the suggestions listed above.
More than one treatment method may be necessary. One might try to combine different coping mechanisms to find a beneficial plan to help manage the stress and associated problems with misophonia. Don’t give up!
In the support forum, there are suggestions of possible methods that can be used to help people with misophonia cope with problems they encounter in daily life.
If new treatment methods are discovered, they will be added to this page. If you have a treatment or symptom management plan, share it!