To add...I do not believe I am personally under attack because other neighbors are suffering from it as well. It is just all of the noise and inconsideration from owners...a form of abuse from owners and loss of peace due to their carelessness. It also doesn't help that German Shepards are one of the loudest breeds and there are 5 of them in total. Sometimes there are 10 dogs in total barking and then 11 when my own joins in from inside the house, which I quickly put a stop to. This is stuff that will drive a person mad. But as with anything else traumatic in life, no one can truly understand until they experience it for themselves.I don't feel unsafe, I feel tortured. I am definitely not making a mountain out of a mole hill and not self diagnosing. I'm sure there have been many insignificant/unworthy posts here.
Here is a snipet from the link I posted earlier. Take from it what you will.
When the federal government wanted to push the Branch Davidians to the breaking point in the siege at Waco, they bombarded them with sound, including the sounds of animals in distress. When the U.S. military wanted to drive Manuel Noriega from his sanctuary in Panama, they used the same strategy, because they knew that chronic noise is an intolerable irritant that drives people frantic.