Anxiety UK – Emetophobia

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Emetophobia is a phobia that causes overwhelming intense anxiety pertaining to vomiting.  This specific phobia can also include subcategories of what causes the anxiety, including a fear of vomiting in public, a fear of seeing vomit, a fear of watching the action of vomiting or fear of being nauseated.  It is a condition that is not widely diagnosed even though it is a fairly prevalent anxiety disorder – an estimated 6 to 7 % of females experience it.

Emetophobia varies enormously in how it affects people; most worry excessively about being sick even though they are less likely than the general population to be sick because of all the steps they take to avoid being ill.

Anxiety UK can provide support and help if you’ve been diagnosed with, or suspect you may have an Emetophobia. On their website, you can find more information about this phobia as well as books and CDs about it on their online shop.

Anxiety UK is a national charity formed in 1970 for those affected by anxiety, stress and anxiety-based depression.

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