Emetophobia is the intense fear of vomiting. This fear often leads to an avoidance of many things and situations that are related to vomiting, such as certain foods that might be contaminated or could cause upset to the person, other people who seem ill where it’s feared might give the person the stomach flu, public places and public transportation, where one might catch the flu from a fellow traveler, certain stomach sensations that might be an early symptom of nausea, etc., etc. This intense vigilance and avoidance often results in significant life restriction.
If you or a loved one suffers from emetohobia, contact us at CBT SoCal for a consultation or treatment. Emetophobia is treatable!