[caption id="attachment_75216" align="aligncenter" width="634"] Neil Carter (left, with his wife Lucy in Australia in 2010) died after he was hit by a tube train, an inquest has heard
[/caption]Man Afraid of Noise May Have Committed Suicide Over Noise Anxiety
London, England - Neil Carter had a career as an IT consultant and was a soon-to-be father. However, it may be that his fear of noise, called misophonia, drove him to commit suicide. Now, misophonia is technically not a fear of noise, but rather a neurological disorder that gives a person increase sensitivity to noise.
The sensitivity manifests itself in the form of panic or rage. In some extreme cases, persons with this disorder may act out violently towards the person making the noise. In November of 2012, his psychiatrist was concerned about his frequent suicidal thoughts and referred him to The Priory clinic where he was admitted as a voluntary patient. However, less than a fortnight after being admitted to the clinic, Carter went missing. Records show that he accessed an ATM machine at 1:30PM on November 20 and was later found dead at a train station. It is believed him jumped into the path of the tube train to end his life.
Carter's anxiety had increased with the news that he would soon be a father. He believed his illness would prevent him from providing for the child and raising it. The official inquest into this death is ongoing.
[caption id="attachment_75217" align="aligncenter" width="634"] Mr Carter suffered from a rare and incurable neurological disease called Misophonia, which means 'hatred of sound'
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