Deep Phenotypic Characterization of Misophonia in Children and Adolescents

Researchers at the Baylor College of Medicine are conducting a study that examines the nature and characteristics of anxiety and misophonia (selective sound sensitivity) in children and adolescents. The study will explore the neuropsychobiological underpinnings of anxiety and misophonia. All procedures are being conducted remotely, and the duration of participation is about two weeks.  Participation includes a phone screening call, a consent and IQ test conducted over Zoom, a clinical interview over Zoom, and bio-behavioral tasks done online.  Participants will be compensated up to $120 and will receive a research report that summarizes the child's anxiety. 

IRB approval #: H-46491

Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Principal Investigator
Eric Storch, PhD
Eligibility Criteria

•    Participants must be 8-17 years old and have a parent / legal guardian willing to participate alongside them
•    Participants must have any form of anxiety (generalized anxiety disorder, separation anxiety, social anxiety, specific phobia)
•    Participants must be fluent in English 

Exclusion Criteria

•    Lifetime diagnosis of schizophrenia, other psychotic disorder, organic brain syndrome, or cognitive impairment 
•    Less than 8 or greater than 17 years old
•    Current clinically significant suicidality
•    Inability to speak English

Fully Remote
Study End Date