Monday, January 16, 2012

Emetophobia: The Fear of Vomiting

Emetophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of vomiting.  This phobia may be caused by long nights of uncontrollable vomiting or by the embarrassment of vomiting in public.

A phobia is a strong, persistent fear of situations, objects, activities or persons.  The main symptom is an excessive and unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. Other phobia symptoms include shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea, and an overall feeling of dread.  Phobias are the most common form of anxiety disorders.

Do you suffer from Emetophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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