Misophonia Research and Recovery

December 2023


Mercede Erfanian (PhD) presented insights into the mental health profiles of children with misophonia during a lunch break webinar on November 15th at 12:30 GMT.

Unraveling Mental Health Profiles in Children by Rinaldi & Simner

Study Design
The study focused on participants from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) birth cohort, screening for misophonia in adulthood. It retrospectively examined mental health data from ages 7 to 16, utilizing data from both children and parents, including Development and Wellbeing Assessments and Short Mood and Feelings Questionnaires.

Key Findings
Analysis revealed a notable association between misophonia and mental health outcomes in children. Those with misophonia showed a higher likelihood of childhood anxiety disorders and depression, while no similar association was found with ADHD. These findings provide evidence from a large general population sample on the mental health co-morbidities in children with misophonia.

Webinar Highlights
Mercede Erfanian discussed the nuanced results during the webinar, offering attendees a comprehensive understanding. Complementing this, Rebecca Haward shared qualitative insights derived from direct observations of misophonia sufferers.

The study enhances our understanding of misophonia impact on children’s mental health. These findings not only contribute significantly to misophonia research but also open avenues for future research and interventions aimed at addressing the mental health needs of individuals affected by this sound sensitivity disorder.

To watch the webinar click HERE.

To read the study click HERE.

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