Organized following a sequence for building a broad stroke picture of the disorder, there are three sections.
In Section I, Symptoms, Stories and Diagnoses,
the author describes the life of a “Sound-Rage” sufferer as she
confronts triggers throughout the day. You will read testimonies and
stories of people who have the disorder ordered in such a way as to
cohesively describe critical aspects of the disorder. The section
includes a short questionnaire as an informal assessment tool for people
who think they might have the disorder. What’s the Diagnosis” is an
investigation that evaluates and compares the APA DSM-IV psychiatric
listing of all known anxiety disorders to the symptoms of “Sound-Rage”.
Section II Neurobiology delves into the neurological study and explores how the brain processes information, specifically the triggers. Brain parts are examined for their role in the transmission and processing of a trigger from first entering the brain to the point when the sufferer’s body seeks the flight response. Take an in-depth look at brain circuitry and multi-sensory processing. This section explains from a neurological perspective how triggers expand from one or two auditory triggers to many sound, visual and olfactory triggers.
daily onslaught of discomfort generated in “Sound-Rage” is exacerbated
by the thoughts and associations that accompany the anger and pain and
this is addressed in Section III Emotions, Cognitions and Therapies. Explore
explanations for why emotionally laden responses exist within the
domain of the disorder, especially anger as a function of pain and how
they contribute to the brain’s assessment of new sounds, visuals and
smells as triggers. A discussion of appropriate and viable therapies is