The APA doesn't recognize Misophonia as a real disorder
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Currently, the American Psychology Association does not recognize misophonia as a real condition. Misophonia has no classification as an auditory, neurological, or psychiatric condition, there are no standard diagnostic criteria, it is not recognized in the DSM-IV or the ICD-10, and there is little research on how common it is or the treatment. Proponents suggest misophonia can adversely affect ability to achieve life goals and to enjoy social situations. As a sufferer, hearing certain oral sounds such as chewing, gum smacking, loud breathing, etc. will send sufferers into a state of panic, causing them to have a fight or flight response. (For more information on it you can find it on Reddit on the misophonia subreddit.) Due to little research, we don't have a comprehensive understanding of the condition, and it being recognized as a true condition could be a step in the right direction.
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