There is no official Misophonia test. However, this check-list may be helpful in self-diagnosis.
Currently there is no formal diagnostic criteria for Misophonia. This means that there is no way to truly test whether or not a person has the disorder. Symptoms vary from person to person. This does not mean that you cannot tell if you have the disorder. Many sufferers have come together in communities based upon their similar experiences. If you suffer from several of the following you may in-fact, be suffering from sound sensitivity or audial over-responsivity. The checklist below may be helpful in determining whether or not you have sound sensitivities, however, if you are here, then chances are you already know the answer is, “yes”. It’s not in your head and you are not alone.
Sensations sufferers may have
Normal every day sounds cause a reaction of panic, anger, frustration, or irritation
Certain textures are hard for you to touch without feeling “strange”
Normal every day visuals cause a reaction of panic, anger, frustration, or irritation
Increased anxiety when faced with a “trigger” situation
Feeling “out of place”
Some scents are overwhelming such as “scent allergies”
Although there is no cure you may want to look in to who “treats” the disorder.
Please note: There are no single specific behavioral or device-based treatments that have been rigorously tested scientifically and shown to efficaciously treat the disorder. At this point, there only are early small scale uncontrolled and pilot studies that have not yielded definitive results. Accordingly, as consumers of treatment services, patients seeking services are encouraged to ask treatment providers to disclose (a) which interventions will be used to help treat it, (b) the rationale for such approaches in light of available scientific evidence, and (c) any potential risks a particular treatment may pose.
There is no single specific evidence-based pharmacological, device-based, or behavioral treatment.
However, if you are seeking help for problems related to Sound Sensitivity we suggest you receive an evaluation using a multi-disciplinary approach. This would include evaluations from licensed providers who can begin by assessing underlying biological impairments (e.g., neurologists) and behavioral problems (e.g., psychologists, occupational therapists). Following assessment, these professionals can work together to provide a multi-disciplinary and personalized treatment approach. [www.dukescience.org ]