If You Hate The Sound Of Chewing You Have An Actual Medical Condition

Are you filled with rage when you hear someone chomping across the room? You're not alone

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Does the noise of someone's tongue sloshing around against food drive you mad?

Have you stopped being friends with someone because they are a noisy eater?

Then you may suffer from Misophonia. That, or the other person might just suffer from BEING REALLY DISGUSTINGLY LOUD WHEN THEY EAT.

Sorry.

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Back to Misophonia.

Misophonia is a relatively new disorder that is, essentially, sound sensitivity to eating, chewing and breathing.

According to this study, people who suffer from Misophonia actually have a brain abnormality, which means they undergo anxiety and anger when they hear these sounds.

The study showed that those who suffered from Misophonia did not experience the same emotions with 'regular' annoying sounds, like a baby crying.

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It was specifically the noise of breathing and chewing which made such an extreme response, called a 'misophonic reaction.'

Which is a reaction which creates an emotion most akin to a terrifying rage.

Like if when someone you care about deeply is smacking their lips audibly together over a romantic meal.

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Or your mother serves you a delicious homemade meal and slurps up some of the sauce.

And you just get a deep urge to go fully medieval on them and pour whatever hot food is in front of you at their face, then you might have Misophonia.

If you know, you know.

But, bad news if you suffer from this disorder and love your Mother very much and want to be able to eat lunch with her without a murderous desire coming over you, it looks like there's no cure for the moment.

You could try a lobotomy, but we hear they're pretty hard to come by these days.

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