What Causes Misophonia? | The Polyvagal Theory

Dr. Porges suggests that when we hear high-pitch sounds we become on alert, this could contribute to the brain’s defense system and be what causes misophonia. When Dr. Stephen Porges talks about misophonia and the state of fight/flight and immobilization he notes, “The irony of all this is that the anticipation of all this may be much worse than actually re-experiencing it”. Because of this, the calmness of misophonia sufferers isn’t necessarily enough to help misophonia.

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