miso-, mis-, -misia
(Greek: hate, hater, hatred; disgust for; revulsion of; contempt for; abhorrence of)
Obviously there are many examples of misopedias taking place in some societies, because every once in a while, there are news reports that reveal information about some adults being prosecuted for not taking care of their children or because they were mistreating them.
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For some sufferers of misophonia, one minute of listening to someone chewing gum is similar to listening to an hour of fingernails scratching on a chalkboard.
With specific phobias the perceived emotions are usually anxiety, while in misophonias there are often aggressive reactions.
Coined by the married researchers Margaret and Pawel Jastreboff of Emory University in 2002, misophonia is sometimes referred to as "selective sound sensitivity syndrome".
Those who have the newly recognized disorder of misophonia, despise certain noises (known as "trigger sounds") including eating noises, lip-smacking, pen clicking, tapping and typing, and some of them respond with stress, anger, irritation and, in extreme cases, violent rage.
A misophonist with a minimal level of involvement with disturbing sounds may be aware that some sounds can be a problem or an annoyance; for some people certain sounds "get on their nerves".
Some misophonists report having a powerful "fight or flight" response caused by panic and the reaction is immediate and not something that the misophonist can control because the disturbing sound may result in strong feelings of disgust since it seems to be made on purpose.