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About the Program    

9/25/2016 Podcast ABC Australia http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/allinthemind/misophonia/7864484                   

The Sensory Processing and Emotion Regulation Program is the longest standing research program involved with The International Misophonia Research Network. Founded by Jennifer Jo Brout in 2008 and led by Dr. Zach Rosenthal, research conducted within this program investigates the relationship between auditory over-responsivity/misophonia, emotions, cognition and behavior.

Previous studies from this program have examined the effects of meclizine on pre-pulse inhibition (Levin et al., 2014) and the relationship between sensory over-responsivity and emotions in adult psychopathology (Rosenthal et al., 2011; Rosenthal et al., in press).

In addition to research, we are dedicated to developing, evaluating, and establishing best practices for providers working with patients who report having misophonia. The approach we are developing is multi-disciplinary and is done in tandem with patients and their families. The self-help component to this approach is a practical combination of proactive coping skills designed to help individuals identify aversive stimuli, and learn different ways to help calm the physiological and emotional over-arousal associated with that stimuli. The program also seeks to help individuals reevaluate and change ways of thinking about aversive stimuli that may act to acerbate.  The program teaches how to help calm the physiological and emotional responses to these aversive stimuli. Updates about this program will be posted periodically.

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Current Studies and Events:

Duke Symposium, February 2014  View Here

Regulate, Reason, & Reassure – View Here

Studies – Sensory Over-Responsivity in Borderline Personality ( original auditory) http://guilfordjournals.com/doi/abs/10.1521/pedi.2011.25.5.715

To access this study, please download from the bottom of the page. The link above includes citations, summary, and all other relevant resources.

Reactivity to Sensations BPD