What about the treatment of misophonia?
Wikipedia is a collaborative effort. The people who use it are its authors, therefore, one would hope that it would contain accurate information. The general description and basic information it presents on misophonia also appears to fall in line with current generally accepted theories on symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. According to Wikipedia, misophonia has no current evidence-based treatment modalities.
Misophonia.com strives to provide relative and current information on misophonia and recognizes that misophonia is still in the initial stages of being studied. Keeping an open mind may serve one well when seeking treatment for this difficult disorder as there is no definitive course of action. Participating and supporting research is worthwhile as it is bringing sound sensitivities to the awareness of the public. Misophonia promotes participation in online support groups as part of self-help. These groups are helpful to many people and offer comradery and support. The members of the message board and the Facebook group reported that increased general knowledge about misophonia and suggestions for coping with specific issues was invaluable.
Medical Professionals That Can Help
An audiologist may help by evaluating whether a person has misophonia or some other audiological issue. Audiologists can suggest the use of earplugs and fit them to an individual. These can be made to supply white noise or other sounds to mask problem noises.
Psychologists can help people by evaluating and studying behavior and mental processes. A plan for reducing stress and coping with the symptoms of misophonia could be developed by a psychologist familiar with the condition.
A psychiatrist is a medical practitioner specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness. Although misophonia is not a psychiatric condition, psychiatrists can prescribe medication to treat the symptoms of anxiety, insomnia, rage, and depression.
Changes in sensory perception can be evaluated by a neurologist.
An occupational therapist may help with assessing treatments to develop, recover, or maintain the daily living and work skills of people with a physical, mental, or cognitive disorder.