Dear Colleagues and Friends,
“There is nothing more disheartening than suffering from a condition that is unknown to one’s doctor or that one’s therapist does not even understand”
Mother of 7 year old child with misophonia
As you may know, there has been a lot of controversy surrounding the newly termed condition misophonia. Although misophonia has only recently become better known to the medical and mental health community ( as well as the public) individuals have been suffering with the symptoms of misophonia for much longer.
For almost two decades I have been on a personal and professional journey to understand these symptoms, which are just now explored as a possible syndrome or disorder. This mission resulted from my own experiences as an individual who suffers with these symptoms and because I raised a child who also does.
Last year I established The International Misophonia Research Network IMRN in association with the SENetwork (Sensation and Emotion Network, which dates back to 2008). The IMRN consists of sufferers and doctors working together to support science that leads to treatment and better practice standards for misophonia. The IMRN facilitates research through crowd sourcing and other funding strategies. We do not accept any donations ourselves, we fundraise for researchers we feel can contribute to both coping skills and remediation for this condition.
Created in conjunction with the IMRN, Misophonia International Magazine is a quarterly publication that features both interviews with researchers and clinicians working with misophonia as well as personal stories written by those who suffer with the disorder.
As a professional in the field, a mother and an individual who has lived with these symptoms, I know how impairing this condition can be. I also know how frustrating it is to take one’s child to doctors and therapists who don’t understand the condition. While there is no official treatment for misophonia. Until there is evidenced based treatment, I hope that Misophonia Magazine will help you to understand what the people in our community experience, and that our researcher and clinician interviews will help you foster a better comprehension of what it means to “ first do no harm” with misophonia individuals that you may encounter.
We want you to read these stories and read first hand about our misophonia and related research and offer you this magazine subscription for a price that helps us cover our production costs.