Publications

Zach Rosenthal in front of a Duke building

Below is a list of CMER publications from completed and ongoing CMER Misophonia research.

You can directly email Dr. Rosenthal in regards to any of these publications, if interested in collaborating with CMER, or fill out this contact form.

CMER Publications & Collaborations

February 8, 2024

Former CMER postdoctoral associates, Dr. Kibby McMahon and Dr. Clair Robbins with CMER Director, Dr. Zach Rosenthal, and other CMER members and former members published "The Unified Protocol for transdiagnostic treatment of emotional disorders for Misophonia: A pilot trial exploring acceptability and efficacy".

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Our colleague, Dr. Andrada Neacsiu, along with our Director, Dr. Zach Rosenthal, published "An experimental examination of neurostimulation and cognitive restructuring as potential components for Misophonia interventions".

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The deidentified data set from Phase 1 of Duke CMER's Phenotyping misophonia study has been published to the Duke University Digital Repository.

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Our director, Dr. Zach Rosenthal, serves as a topic co-editor for this Frontiers in Neuroscience Research Topic. 

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The Misophonia Handbook (Discovering Misophonia: How to live fully with misophonic awareness), part of the Misophonia@School European Union (EU) initiative has been published. The handbook contains chapters written by Duke CMER members: Drs. Ashley Moskovich and Zach Rosenthal; PhD Clinical Psychology Candidates, Rachel Guetta, MA, Jacqueline Trumbull, MA and Yanyan Shan and former Duke visiting scholar and current Postdoctoral Associate at the University of Warsaw in Poland, Marta Siepsiak. This handbook is a colloboration with other EU misophonia researchers and the head of the Italian Misophonia Association. It provides methodological, educational and scientific guidelines dealing with more recent findings on Misophonia. This handbook is "aimed at all those who want to study misophonia in more detail or, having never heard of misophonia, wish to be aware of it and understand what it is about. It is aimed both at people who are misophonic, whether young or adult, and at those who are not misophonic: parents and relatives of misophonic children and young people, schoolteachers and educators, sports tutors and activity entertainers of any kind that may involve people with misophonia."

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September 2023

Our director, Dr. Zach Rosenthal, along with CMER's 5th year Duke PhD student, Jacqueline Trumbull, and 1st year Duke PhD student, Yanyan Shan published "Treatment of Misophonia." 

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June 28, 2023

Duke graduate Zachary Holtz, now 5th year PhD candidate, Jacqueline Trumbull, and CMER Director, Dr. Zach Rosenthal have published this preprint, "Disentangling the Relationship between Misophonia, Anxiety, and Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder." 

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January 4, 2023

CMER director, Dr. Rosenthal, along with CMER visiting scholar, Marta Siepsiak and other research colleagues published the article in Frontiers in Neuroscience, special section "Advances in Understanding the Nature and Features of Misophonia."

Authors: Siepsiak M, Vrana SR, Rynkiewicz A, Rosenthal MZ, and Dragan WŁ.

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October 06, 2022

"Phenotyping misophonia: Psychiatric disorders and medical health correlates"

Authors: M. Zachary Rosenthal, Kibby McMahon, Anna S. Greenleaf, Clair Cassiello-Robbins, Rachel Guetta, Jacqueline Trumbull, Deepika Anand, Emily S. Frazer-Abel, and Lisalynn Kelley.

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October 2022

"Identifying the optimal neural target for misophonia interventions"

Authors: Neacsiu, A., LaBar, K., Rosenthal, M. Z., Bukhari-Parlakturk, N., and Kelley, L.

Access the data from the study under Dr. Andrada Neacsiu shared to Duke Research Data Repository.

August 3, 2022

Director Dr. Zach Rosenthal and other colleagues published this Brief Research Report Article in the special section of Advances in Understanding the Nature and Features of Misophonia of Frontiers in Neuroscience.

Authors: Efraim Kaufman A, Weissman-Fogel I, Rosenthal MZ, Kaplan Neeman R and Bar-Shalita T.

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July 25, 2022 

CMER's Dr. Andrada Neacsiu and team published "The Neurobiology of Misophonia and implications for novel, neuroscience-driven interventions."

Authors: Andrada D. NeacsiuVictoria SzymkiewiczJeffrey T. GallaBrenden LiYashaswini Kulkarni and Cade W. Spector

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July 12, 2022

CMER's Dr. Rosenthal and members of Italian CIPPs published the article, "Misophonia: Symptoms, Comorbidities and Perspectives of Intervention: From Theory Approach to Integrated Clinical Practice Research."

Authors: Rosenthal, ZM., Annarumma, M., Sessa, F., Consalvo, I., Masi, VD., Pagano, L. 

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May 15, 2022

CMER's Visiting Scholar, Marta Siepsiak, and CMER director Dr. Rosenthal were part of joint collaborative publication, "Psychiatric and audiologic features of misophonia: Use of a clinical control group with auditory over-responsivity."

Authors: M. Siepsiak , M.Z. Rosenthal , D. Raj-Koziak, W. Dragan

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March 2022

CMER publication in regards to the development of the Duke Misophonia Interview (DMI), a semi-structured interview, to assess misophonia in adults.

Authors: Rachel Guetta, MA and Drs. Clair Robbins, Deepika Anand, and Zach Rosenthal.

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February 2022

"Examining emotional functioning in misophonia: The role of affective instability and difficulties with emotion regulation"

Authors: Rachel E. Guetta, Clair Cassiello-Robbins, Jacqueline Trumbull, Deepika Anand, M. Zachary Rosenthal

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September 29, 2021

Publication on the development and initial validation of the Duke Misophonia Questionnaire (DMQ).

Authors: M. Zachary Rosenthal, Deepika Anand, Clair Cassiello-RobbinsZachary J. WilliamsRachel E. Guetta, Jacqueline Trumbull, and Lisalynn D. Kelley

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July 2022

The Duke-Vanderbilt Misophonia Screening Questionnaire (DVMSQ) is a 19-item self-report measure that seeks to operationalize the diagnostic criteria for misophonia proposed by Jager et al., 2020.

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The DVMSQ measure itself was a collaborative effort between Duke CMER members, Drs. Zach Rosenthal, Deepika Anand, Clair Robbins and CMER Collaborator Dr. Zachary Williams (Vanderbilt University); May 2021.

April 2021

The consensus definition project was commissioned by The REAM Foundation through their partnership with the Milken Institute Center for Strategic Philanthropy.

CMER Director, Dr. Zach Rosenthal along with many leading Misophonia researchers came together as part of this project to prepare this manuscript and report the group findings.

Authors: Susan Swedo, David M. Baguley, Damiaan Denys, Laura J Dixon, Merced Erfanian Alessandra Fioretti, Pawel J. Jastreboff, Sukhbinder Kumar, M. Zachary Rosenthal, Romke Rouw, Daniela Schiller, Julia Simner, Eric A. Storch, Steven Taylor, Kathy R. Vander Werff, Sylvina M. Raver 

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January 14, 2021

"A Preliminary Investigation of the Association Between Misophonia and Symptoms of Psychopathology and Personality Disorders"

Authors: Clair Cassiello-RobbinsDeepika AnandKibby McMahonJennifer BroutLisalynn KelleyM. Zachary Rosenthal

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August 28, 2020

"The Mediating Role of Emotion Regulation Within the Relationship Between Neuroticism and Misophonia: A Preliminary Investigation"

Authors: Clair Cassiello-RobbinsDeepika AnandKibby McMahonRachel Guetta, Jacqueline Trumbull, Lisalynn Kelley, and M. Zachary Rosenthal

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February 7, 2018

CMER director, Dr. Zach Rosenthal, IMRN Director, Dr. Jennifer Brout, and other known misophonia researchers published this review article in Frontiers in Neuroscience.

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