When Sounds Trigger Strong Reactions: Introduction to Misophonia

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Description

It is ordinary for people to be bothered by certain sounds. Nails scraping a chalkboard or offensive sounds, for example, can elicit quick and intense emotional reactions in even the most mentally healthy and skillful people. But for some, there are specific sounds that automatically trigger strong, automatic, and distressing emotional reactions (e.g., acute anger and anxiety). This sensitivity and reactivity to sounds can contribute to difficulties regulating emotions as well as to impairments in social or occupational functioning.

Misophonia is the name of a recently coined syndrome that is characterized by heightened sensitivity and reactivity to particular sounds. This commonly takes the form of intense anger or anxiety and occurs in response to bodily and repetitive noises produced by others (e.g., sounds of others chewing, eating, slurping, or clearing their throat). The exact nature and causes of misophonia are unknown. However, emerging research suggests it may occur in up to 20% of adults, has possible underpinnings in emotional circuits of the brain, and is not related to one specific psychiatric or neurologic disorder. Making matters complicated, individuals struggling with misophonia may have a range of co-occurring and complex medical and psychiatric conditions (e.g., anxiety, obsessive-compulsive, mood, and/or personality disorders).

These individuals may present for care at a variety of different specialty clinics/agencies, including those specializing in mental and behavioral health, occupational therapy, neurology, and audiology. As such, treatment approaches may need to be multi-disciplinary and team-based.

In this training, (a) an overview of misophonia is provided, (b) the scientific body of research is introduced in practical and clinician-friendly terms, and (c) steps are suggested for ways to be responsive in the assessment and care management of individuals suffering from misophonia.

This workshop takes a multi-disciplinary approach and emphasizes the need to consider the roles of multiple underlying neurobiological systems (e.g., sensation, attention, emotion, cognition) in understanding misophonia. Trainees can expect to receive information about misophonia interventions using a multi-disciplinary care pathway that is not limited to one specific branded or manualized treatment. Instead, an approach is outlined using empirically supported principles of behavioral, cognitive, and emotional change from contemporary cognitive behavioral therapies as part of the care pathway for preventing and skillfully managing anger and anxiety responses to misophonic triggers.

Speaker
M. Zachary Rosenthal, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Duke University Medical Center
Director, Duke Cognitive Behavioral Research and Treatment Program
Director, Adult Outpatient Psychiatric and Behavioral Services

Charlotte AHEC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5096. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Charlotte AHEC is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.



Charlotte AHEC, NC AHEC system, is an approved provider by the North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners with regard to activities directly related to physical therapy for continued competence.

Objectives

  • Develop an understanding of misophonia as it relates to other related problems associated with sensitivity and reactivity to sounds
  • Learn about the emerging scientific research on misophonia
  • Understand reasons why it may be important to use a multi-disciplinary approach to the treatment of misophonia and related problems

Contact

Chanyne C Cupil, BS, 704-512-6523

Sessions

Status
Open
Presenter(s)
Dr. Mark Z Rosenthal, PhD
Date(s)
Nov 6, 2017
Time
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Check-In Time
8:30 AM
Credit
6.00 - Contact Hours (category A) CE for NC Psychologists
0.60 - CEU
6.00 - Contact Hours
6.00 - NBCC Hours
6.00 - NCBPTE Contact Hours
Location
Charlotte AHEC
Room
Classroom 17/18
Description
It is ordinary for people to be bothered by certain sounds. Nails scraping a chalkboard or offensive sounds, for example, can elicit quick and intense emotional reactions in even the most mentally healthy and skillful people. But for some, there are specific sounds that automatically trigger strong, automatic, and distressing emotional reactions (e.g., acute anger and anxiety). This sensitivity and reactivity to sounds can contribute to difficulties regulating emotions as well as to impairments in social or occupational functioning. Misophonia is the name of a recently coined syndrome that is characterized by heightened sensitivity and reactivity to particular sounds. This commonly takes the form of intense anger or anxiety and occurs in response to bodily and repetitive noises produced by others (e.g., sounds of others chewing, eating, slurping, or clearing their throat). The exact nature and causes of misophonia are unknown. However, emerging research suggests it may occur in up to 20% of adults, has possible underpinnings in emotional circuits of the brain, and is not related to one specific psychiatric or neurologic disorder. Making matters complicated, individuals struggling with misophonia may have a range of co-occurring and complex medical and psychiatric conditions (e.g., anxiety, obsessive-compulsive, mood, and/or personality disorders). These individuals may present for care at a variety of different specialty clinics/agencies, including those specializing in mental and behavioral health, occupational therapy, neurology, and audiology. As such, treatment approaches may need to be multi-disciplinary and team-based. In this training, (a) an overview of misophonia is provided, (b) the scientific body of research is introduced in practical and clinician-friendly terms, and (c) steps are suggested for ways to be responsive in the assessment and care management of individuals suffering from misophonia. This workshop takes a multi-disciplinary approach and emphasizes the need to consider the roles of multiple underlying neurobiological systems (e.g., sensation, attention, emotion, cognition) in understanding misophonia. Trainees can expect to receive information about misophonia interventions using a multi-disciplinary care pathway that is not limited to one specific branded or manualized treatment. Instead, an approach is outlined using empirically supported principles of behavioral, cognitive, and emotional change from contemporary cognitive behavioral therapies as part of the care pathway for preventing and skillfully managing anger and anxiety responses to misophonic triggers. Speaker M. Zachary Rosenthal, Ph.D. Associate Professor Duke University Medical Center Director, Duke Cognitive Behavioral Research and Treatment Program Director, Adult Outpatient Psychiatric and Behavioral Services

Charlotte AHEC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5096. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Charlotte AHEC is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

Charlotte AHEC, NC AHEC system, is an approved provider by the North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners with regard to activities directly related to physical therapy for continued competence.
Details
Status
Open
Date(s)
Nov 6, 2017
Time
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Location
Charlotte AHEC
Room
Classroom 17/18
Fees
$115.00
Pre-Registration Fee (Before Oct 30, 2017) Breakfast and Lunch Provided
Credits
0.60
CEU
6.00
Contact Hours
6.00
Contact Hours (category A) CE for NC Psychologists
6.00
NBCC Hours
6.00
NCBPTE Contact Hours