Misophonia is a relatively new diagnosis which has yet to be formally classified.
It is characterised by a strong negative response to particular (and often idiosyncratic) sounds and noises, most commonly those produced orally, such as sounds related to eating or vocalising. Sufferers respond to trigger sounds in a variety of ways, ranging from mild to extreme, and will often engage in avoidance behaviours designed to minimise their exposure to said noise. These behaviours can be limiting to both the patient as well as their extended family and friends, resulting in strained and reduced interpersonal contact and isolation. Professor Menzies has extensive experience in treating this disabling condition with a variety of cognitive and behavioural procedures.