This is not how medicine should work. This is not how advocacy should work.
It is often inaccurately characterized as “chewing rage,” as “sound rage” and even as an “eating disorder.” Misophonia is not any of these things!
I know my condition sounds strange.
It's more than “hatred of sound,” “chewing rage,” or “sound rage."
What matters is that the individual himself accept the time and energy needed to metabolize and integrate the psychic change in order to continue with life in the present.
For six months, I had been suffering from a mood disorder characterized by high anxiety, sudden and extreme fatigue, and panic attacks. I really wanted to share much earlier. It would have felt great to be genuinely authentic with people in my life, and not hide who I am.
And how her Latino roots shaped who she is today.