Have you ever had the urge to smack someone because they’re smacking their lips while eating?

Have you ever felt like you were going to lose your mind at the sound of dripping water in the next room?

Does the sound of gum chewing, humming, crinkling bags, ticking clocks trigger the urge to put your fist through a wall?

Guess what? You aren’t alone.

I was reading an article recently on a condition called misophonia, which is a hypersensitivity to certain background sounds or visual stimuli that causes an acute negative emotional response, even rage, yet is generally ignored by most people.

I never knew there was a word for my intense reaction when hearing drilling of any kind, clocks ticking, lawn blowers, vacuum cleaners, construction sounds and oh…a host of other audio/visual triggers.

I always knew that people with ADHD are prone to being hypersensitive to stimuli, like clothes that are too tight, lights that are too bright, perfume, etc. But I’d never heard of misophonia.

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