I hope someone here will understand what is troubling me: When I first moved into my own home my neighbours were kind and considerate and life was good. (I spent most of my spare time fixing the place up, I became attached to my surroundings and enjoyed my own company) - but then, after many years, the neighbours decided to move elsewhere. Since the new occupants arrived I have gradually been worn down by their selfishness - banging doors and uncontrolled dog yapping at any time of day or night has turned me into a nervous wreck. When I decided that enough was enough and challenged them they indicated that they had no intention to modify their behaviour and the situation worsened. I have always been passive and slow to anger but now I am beginning to behave like a caged animal. I attempt to monitor and predict their movements to prepare myself for the noise but this does not work. My doctor prescribed anti-depressants but this had no effect on my condition. My heightened vigilance and anticipation of the noisy disturbances has increased to such a level that normal life is now impossible. I stay up very late with little sleep so I am less likely to be woken. My resentment grows. My own home is no longer a place of refuge but a place of torture. I was referred to a specialist who diagnosed 'misophonia' with no known cure. My anxiety has become so intense that my life is almost pure misery. The struggle between 'fight or flight' reaction continues to rage within me. I am sure I am not the only person to have become so screwed up by such a problem. My doctor's advice is to move house but I am determined not to be driven out of my own home.