Misophonia: Harmless Sounds Drive You Nuts

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Seemingly harmless sounds like crunching on a snack could be a real bother for suffers of Misophonia.

FOX's Alex Hein with details of a new study in your "Housecall for Health":

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Hidden between the political posts and Tom Brady devotion on Facebook you may have caught a headline or two about how seemingly harmless sounds to you can actually cause rage or anxiety in others. The noises can be as benign as breathing, popcorn munching or even nose sniffling, but for Misophonia sufferers it's enough to drive them crazy.

A study from Newcastle University in Britain said they may have an explanation for it, and it has to do with a particular part of the brain that processes emotions. In patients with the disorder this area of the brain goes into overdrive when triggered by the noises, and the region of the brain is also connected differently compared to normal brains.

The researchers say it could be heavily connected to recalling bad past memories, and experiences associated with the noises.

For the study researchers surveyed nearly 200 patients who said they first became aware of their symptoms around age 12.

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Housecall for Health, I'm Alex Hein, FOX News.

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