Misophonia is a disorder where people have abnormally strong and negative reactions to the ordinary sounds humans make, such as chewing or breathing.
It is not unusual for people to occasionally be irritated by some everyday sounds. But for individuals with misophonia, the sound of someone smacking their lips or clicking a pen can make them want to scream or hit out.
These physical and emotional reactions to innocent, everyday sounds are similar to the "fight or flight" response and can lead to feelings of anxiety, panic, and rage.
If you are in the Lynchburg area; and involved with Misophonia; please let me know.
I am interested in setting up a local discussion group on this topic.