S3 Ep18: Stop Chewing Like That! When Noises Trigger Rage

S3 Ep18: Stop Chewing Like That! When Noises Trigger Rage

Most of us have been annoyed at one time by the sound of another chewing or breathing, but for some it goes way beyond annoyance. For those who suffer from misophonia, everyday sounds like gum chewing, lip smacking, or clicking a pen can induce feelings of outrage. Dr. Hallowell talks to Josh Furnas, a man who has suffered from misophonia since he was a young child, and Dr. Phillip Gander, an assistant research scientist at the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Iowa about this unusual condition. 




Dr. Phillip Gander

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This episode was originally released in March 2017. 

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  • Gail Polivy Posted February 13, 2019 2:12 pm

    Dr. Hallowell, I’m surprised that you would think someone with Misophonia should be ‘forced’ to stay with the problem sound and expect that to ‘fix’ the problem. Kind of like someone telling a person with ADHD to just stop being lazy – or asking ‘why can’t you just sit down and write that paper?’
    (All is forgiven if that was asked only for the sake of listeners that might be thinking the same thing :). I believe I read that Misophonia is among the commorbidities of ADHD – which makes perfect sense to ME (recently diagnosed with ADHD at age 58 after a lifetime of challenges, trying to ‘fix’ myself and assuming it was just me and my failure/weakness/neurosis…and Yes, Misophonia too)
    Thank you so much for all you’ve done and continue to do to enlighten the world about ADHD.
    Kind regards,
    Gail Polivy

  • Elizabeth Murray Posted February 21, 2019 10:56 pm

    This is validation for me!!! It’s like my nervous system is being assulted, it is overwhelming THIS IS WHAT I HOPE WILL HELP OTHERS, I have a suggestion for other ppl like me who struggle with it. I have found relief from my bluetooth wireless earbuds!!!!! I don’t have to be listening to anything, i can put them in and it is enough to take the intensity out of the sound . and i can still hear conversation etc. Please can u make this available to others because it has helped me so much. I remember having issues with sound since i was 6

  • Elizabeth Murray Posted February 21, 2019 10:59 pm

    I’m also adhd and have these issues. Is this condition more prevalent in ppl with adhd and Aspergers? My youndest has issues with sounds too and she has Asperger’s

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