Signs and Symptoms

symptoms of misophonia

Symptoms of Misophonia do not necessarily follow a strict pattern.

Sufferers experience a mixed-range of symptoms and  triggers and are often faced with varying degrees of discomfort. If you believe you may have the disorder you can use this check-list.

The following are common characteristics that have been reported by misophonia sufferers. Currently there are not enough studies and not enough diagnostic criteria to have a medically-vetted comprehensive list of symptoms.

“Triggers” are usually sounds, but can also be visuals. The following are lists of possible triggers for the disorder. Most of the symptoms involve an aversion to sound and visuals. These usually lead to a fight/flight response and an aversive reaction. While there is no official treatment for misophonia, you can find advice for coping and updated treatment intel here.

Common Signs and Symptoms

  • Aversion to sights/sounds
  • Withdrawal from family/friends
  • Heightened anxiety due to fight/flight
  • Isolation
  • Anger/Frustration

Common Audial Triggers

  • Whistling
  • Tapping
  • Chewing
  • Breathing
  • Scraping
  • Sirens
  • Barking
  • Yelling
  • Most repetitive sounds…

Common Visual Triggers

  • Tapping
  • Leg-shaking
  • Finger movements
  • Chewing
  • Swaying
  • Many repetitive visuals…