The exact cause of misophonia is unknown and there is no completely effective universal treatment for misophonia. Currently, there are some journal articles and reports on the treatment of misophonia but more work is being published as research and treatment methods are explored. Misophonia is not yet classified as a discrete disorder in the DSM-5 or ICD-10, so increased public awareness may help encourage more research into possible treatments for this disorder. This website often publishes invitations from researchers to participate in data gathering such as interviews, surveys and questionnaires and hopefully effective treatments 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 although others think that exposure to triggers may desensitize one from the negative effects of trigger events, most people with misophonia do not agree.
Many people report that paying attention to the basics can help. Those 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.
For more information on the current state of misophonia research, visit: Misophonia International’s Misophonia Research Campaign.