Emetophobia HypnotherapyFear of Vomiting

What is Emetophobia?

Emetophobia is the fear of getting sick or vomiting.

It is a common phobia and can begin at any age with most sufferers stating the condition came about from a set of childhood experiences of being sick. Many sufferers haven’t vomited since early childhood but still continually worry that it may in fact happen. It is a debilitating condition.  I can talk from personal experience after suffering from it!

Symptoms of Emetophobia:

People with this condition often report:

• strong feelings of anxiety
• not wanting to be around hospitals, medical centres and children
• not wanting to be around alcohol and those consuming it of fear of seeing someone drunk and likely to vomit
• not wanting to use public restrooms and be in other public places such as airports
• women with emetophobia often delay or avoid pregnancy for fear of morning sickness

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