What triggers misophonia?
Chewing noises are probably the most common trigger, but other sounds such as slurping, crunching, mouth noises, tongue clicking, sniffling, tapping, joint cracking, nail clipping, and the infamous nails on the chalkboard are all auditory stimuli that incite misophonia.
Is misophonia genetic?
Conclusions. The distribution of 15 family members suffering from misophonia and its transmission through affected males and females strongly suggests that this disorder may have an autosomal dominant inheritance.
What is misophonia caused by?
Misophonia is a form of conditioned behavior that develops as a physical reflex through classical conditioning with a misophonia trigger (e.g., eating noises, lip-smacking, pen clicking, tapping and typing …) as the conditioned stimulus, and anger, irritation or stress the unconditioned stimulus.