Examining Behavioral Sensitization Underlying Misophonia and its Illness Course (H-49658)
Seeking Adults for a Research Study into Mechanisms of Strong Emotional Reactions to Everyday Sounds
Baylor College of Medicine is looking for individuals ages 18 to 64, who get suddenly irritable, angry, disgusted or have other negative emotions when hearing family members, friends or people you work with typing, eating, breathing, or making other everyday sounds. Perhaps those strong emotions are expressed as a sudden outburst of anger, feeling nauseous, or walking away. Perhaps life is less manageable because of the reactions to the sounds or to the expectation that the sounds may occur.
Eligible participants will complete a two-hour virtual visit involving a clinical interview and answering online questionnaires, and a 2-hour in-person visit involving a test that measures facial muscle activity to get better information about what brain mechanisms could be involved in having sudden negative emotional reactions to everyday sounds. The in-person visit takes place at Jamail Specialty Care Center in Houston, Texas. Participants will be compensated for their time.
If you recognize yourself in this description, please think about participating in a research study that uses questionnaires and a test that measures facial muscle activity to get better information on what brain mechanisms could be involved to the sudden negative emotional reactions to everyday sounds. You will be compensated for your time if you take part in the study.