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Identifying the Optimal Neural Target for Misophonia Interventions
In this study (PI: Neacsiu) funded by the REAM Foundation and supported by CMER, the primary aim is to disentangle the brain circuitry dysfunction in Misophonia when compared to highly emotional dysregulated adults without Misophonia.

Exploring the acceptability, feasibility, and efficacy of two treatments for misophonia 
In this study, participants will complete one of two treatments we believe can help manage symptoms of Misophonia: The Unified Protocol or Process-Based Therapy.

Identifying sounds to use in Misophonia research
The aim of this study is to validate a set of standardized sounds to use in research for those suffering from Misophonia. 

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2017 study of Misophonia in the Chinese population can be found here.

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Descriptive Statistics of Misophonia can be found here.

A Large-Scale Study of Misophonia 

May 2017
A large online study extensively surveyed personal, developmental, and clinical characteristics of over 300 misophonics.

Misophonia and Potential Underlying Mechanisms: A Perspective.
Front. Psychol. Jun 29, 2018
Associative and non-associative learning models for understanding the underlying mechanisms of misophonia have been presented. Currently, there is no cure or pharmaceutical agent for misophonia; however, therapy programs addressing misophonia and its characteristics do exist. Investigation of comorbid conditions and other psychological therapy strategies might help to reveal more about the underlying mechanisms and potentially lead to a successful treatment method.

Misophonia - a review of research results and theoretical concepts
April 30, 2019
Misophonia is a new and relatively under-explored condition characterized by experiencing strong emotions (mainly anger and disgust) and a physical response (such as muscle constriction, increased heart rate) when exposed to specific sounds. Among the most frequent aversive triggers are the sounds of eating, breathing, or typing. The experience of misophonia is associated with suffering and a significant decrease in quality of life. The phenomenon was first described in 2002. Since then, numerous case studies and data from psychophysiological and neurological and survey research on this phenomenon have been published. 

 Investigating Misophonia: A Review of the Empirical Literature, Clinical Implications, and a Research Agenda
Feb 7, 2019,  Brout, et al.
Misophonia is a neurobehavioral syndrome phenotypically characterized by heightened autonomic nervous system arousal and negative emotional reactivity (e. g., irritation, anger, anxiety) in response to a decreased tolerance for specific sounds. The aims of this review are to (a) characterize the current state of the field of research on misophonia, (b) highlight what can be inferred from the small research literature to inform treatment of individuals with misophonia, and (c) outline an agenda for research on this topic. 

The Brain Basis for Misophonia
Feb 20, 2017,  Kumar et al.
Using functional and structural MRI coupled with physiological measurements, we demonstrate that misophonic subjects show specific trigger-sound-related responses in brain and body. Specifically, fMRI showed that in misophonic subjects, trigger sounds elicit greatly exaggerated blood-oxygen-level-dependent (BOLD) responses in the anterior insular cortex (AIC), a core hub of the "salience network" that is critical for perception of interoceptive signals and emotion processing.

Familial misophonia or selective sound sensitivity syndrome : evidence for autosomal dominant inheritance?

Sep-Oct 2018

We found and described a family with 15 members having misophonia, detailing their common characteristics and the pattern of sounds that trigger such strong discomfort.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy For Alleviating The Distress Caused By Tinnitus, Hyperacusis And Misophonia: Current Perspectives
2019 Oct 23
This article reviews the evidence related to the efficacy of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for alleviating the distress caused by tinnitus, hyperacusis and misophonia.
Severity of misophonia symptoms is associated with worse cognitive control when exposed to misophonia trigger sounds
Daniels et al. , January 16, 2020 
The present study aimed to investigate the extent to which the severity of misophonia symptoms is linked with cognitive control under misophonia symptom-provocation circumstances in the general population sample.

Misophonia: Phenomenology, comorbidity and demographics in a large sample
Jager  et al. April 15, 2020
Quality of life was heavily impaired and associated with misophonia severity (rs (184) = -.34 p = < .001, p = < .001).