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Studies Currently Enrolling at Our Center:

Misophonia Phenotyping Study

Do you belong to one of these groups:

-Extraordinarily bothered by certain sounds such as chewing, finger-tapping, etc.

-Tend to feel very anxious a lot of the time.

-Generally upbeat with no mental health problems.

We are looking for participants between 18 to 65 years old for our study on Misophonia, a condition in which people are extraordinarily bothered by certain kinds of sounds such as people eating or repetitive tapping.

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***PLEASE NOTE THAT WE HAVE TEMPORARILY REMOVED THE LINK TO OUR SIGN UP FOR THIS STUDY DUE TO THE LARGE AMOUNT OF INTEREST IN THIS STUDY. WE ARE TRYING TO MAKE SURE THAT WE GET TO ALL THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE EXPRESSED INTEREST AND HOPE TO BE ABLE TO REPOST THE LINK FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN THE FUTURE. THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR ENTHUSIASM IN RESEARCH!

 

Brain Stimulation and Emotion Regulation Study for Misophonia

Duke IRB# Pro00103683

Thank you for your interest in our study! If you would like to see if you may be eligible, please click here or read below for more information.

You might be eligible for this study if you:

• Are between 18-55 years old
• Experience misophonic distress or experience emotional dysregulation

Here are some further details about the study that may interest you:

This is a study in which we plan to disentangle Misophonia from emotional dysregulation and find the optimal neural target for Misophonia interventions. The study involves 3-4 visits that are 3-4 hours long. Note: The first visit can be done remotely. One visit will involve an MRI scan and one will involve neurostimulation. You will be paid depending on your time and participation in different parts of the study. You may have to wait until the end of the study to be paid.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS STUDY IS CLOSED TO ENROLLMENT FOR MISOPHONIA PARTICIPANTS! THANK YOU TO ALL THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN INTERESTED AND SIGNED UP TO PARTICIPATE.

Note:  If you have any questions about participating in this study and think you may belong to our emotion group, instead of misophonic group, please contact Judit Wright.

To read about additional planned Misophonia research studies, visit Upcoming Studies.

*Additionally, if you would like to be added to our growing list of people who are interested in hearing more about our program as well as future research opportunities please email us.

Studies Currently Enrolling at Collaborating Sites Outside Duke:

Helping Emotions and Providing Auditory Relief (U-HEAR) - University of Miami (Coral Gables, FL)

If someone is really sensitive to certain noises and sounds, they might have Misophonia. U-HEAR is a study created to find out what helps kids and teens with Misophonia. When kids and teens with Misophonia hear these sounds, they can feel very angry, annoyed, or feel another strong emotion. Then, they usually feel like they have to get away from the sound. They might leave the room, put their hands over their ears, put headphones on, or get really angry.

The kinds of sounds some kids and teens say bother them include: chewing, swallowing, breathing, sniffing, lip smacking, clock ticking, or pen clicking (and many others).

This study is for kids and teens living anywhere in the state of Florida between the ages of 8 and 16 who are struggling with these symptoms. The first step is a phone call where we will ask questions to find out if this study is a good fit for you or your child. If it is a good fit, the next step is to complete an interview and surveys (Note: With the current COVID situation, telehealth treatment visits are available through the University of Miami or The University of South Florida). We will ask questions that will help us figure out whether you (or your child) would be a good participant for our study. Participants will get ten free treatment sessions to help them deal with these annoying sounds. Each session will last one hour and happen once a week. 

To find out if your child is eligible for the study, contact us at anxietylab@psy.miami.edu, or at 305-284-9852 ext 1. You can find also find more information for the study here: U-HEAR at Univ. of Miami