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What Causes the Fear of Vomiting?

The fear of vomiting is known as emetophobia. Its name is derived from the Greek word “emesis” and phobia pertains to an illogical fear of an object or situation. Emetophobes suffer from either the fear of vomiting, the vomit itself, or those around them who may be vomiting. Even something as visual as a photo or TV program expressing the act of vomiting can trigger intenes fear or anxiety in the sufferer. It isn’t exactly known what causes this fear in some people but it is considered […]

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The Patient and the Unusual Phobia

Fear, along with death, is one of the great equalizers of human existence. Everyone is afraid of something, just as everybody is eventually going to die, which puts everyone on a level footing. However, the same can’t be said for someone who has to endure a phobia, fear is less of an equalizer and more of an inhibitor, taking away a person’s ability to function. For some people, their phobia is perfectly reasonable and may appear to be little more than a magnified manifestation of a natural […]

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Living With Emetophobia

Emetophobia is the fear of vomiting and for those unfortunate to suffer from it, living with the condition can create some life changing hurdles. In an attempt to avoid being sick, sufferers of emetophobia will go to some extremes in order to prevent themselves from vomiting. Such extremes may include restricting what they eat, therefore changing their diet, prevention of becoming pregnant if female, and avoiding social situations that may lead to vomiting. An emetophobic will go to such lengths to train their body to not be […]

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