What is Emetophobia? Causes, Symptoms

For many of us, getting sick from time to time is something that we accept and try not to think too much. Ask millions of children and adults with vomiting phobia. Getting sick for them, although they want to have this freedom, unfortunately is not something they think little. On the contrary, they are in their minds 24/7. A slight pain in their stomachs, the word “vomit or any of its harmful synonyms can send vomiting phobia to the panic spiral What’s in my throat? Is that a sign? Am I getting sick? Was it just that man just coughing or did he? What if he’s sick ?! Should I eat it? What if it makes me sick? –


When you say “vomit” several times, you notice that your anxiety level is slightly elevated; – When you say it a few more times with the prefix “What about you?!? Ve and not only does your anxiety level increase, you may even feel nausea. That is the (super) power of this indoctrination. Just when you think of poison ivy or lice, even if you don’t have a direct contact with them, it’s like reflexing itching; Thinking about vomiting – especially for hours – can make you feel at the tip of your stomach, shrinkage, nausea or anxiety, but the important thing is not to make you sick!

How to make change

Your body will not spend such an expensive metabolic reaction for such an unreliable cause. Therefore, although phobia owners may experience chronic digestive difficulties and focus on. For example, temperature, each stock, carry gas, carry bags or antacids, avoid intimacy with “sick” people; feeling da even if they or someone sitting in front of them believes they should be cautious about issues such as the separation of temporary emotional reactions to a disturbing thought, freeing them, this is certainly not the beginning of the disease. More in a second…

Given the rarity of vomiting in general, the risk of becoming sick should not become a daily life pattern for anyone, especially for people who do not vomit. How can we change that template? Some therapists use ipeka to generate vomiting warnings to prove to their patients that they are survivable. Emetophobia is bilateral. Yes, vomit — the look, smell and experience in general. But the latter and the more often disabled aspect of Emetophobia, the expectation – the continuity of the amusing possibility of being sick, the constant anxiety of the brain.

How to cope with emetophobia?


Not by abandoning thinking (there is no “off direk button that does this directly), but rather by changing their response to these thoughts. Why should they react less to vomiting? Because the problem is not vomit, they worry. Whenever he spoke of concern “I promise, I swear! You will not get sick! Erek Rather than swallowing the feed and looking for a guarantee that cannot be obtained inexorably; they can see the error of anxiety – this is not a moment of illness, but a moment of concern.

Rather than control their fever and take antacids, they should take control and control their thoughts and facts! They cannot prevent the first thought… What if I get sick?!?! But they can prevent the stacking of ten different disasters. When they realize that thought has no real connection to that moment lında there’s actually nothing wrong with their bodies (all of them are expectation), nothing happens at that moment, their bodies are fine – they can train their brains to filter that kind of mind and it doesn’t bother sending them.

Thought of vomiting;

It’s like a boot in the fridge. Imagine that you opened your fridge and saw a boot in it, you wouldn’t say, sanırım Hmmm, I think I’ll eat a boot saute tonight ”, ne What’s this doing here ?! This doesn’t belong here !! iniz Even if this happens to you again and again, you won’t have to get used to the boot standing there! Likewise: You don’t have to get used to it just because the thought of ağ Will I be sick? Dü has fallen into the middle of your otherwise good day (you weren’t sick before, and then you won’t). See if it belongs there. Don’t reshape your life to your fears – throw out your boots!

Understand how your body works

. Our body is designed to keep us safe at all times. This means that most of the time we don’t vomit and only get sick at 002% of the time it really is needed. And when we really need it üksek it is highly effective, in fact it is so effective that the famous stomach beetle and even rare food poisoning is an event that gives happiness to last for 24-48 hours (or less). Imagine it lasted for weeks like ordinary cold!

Compare fears and facts side by side.

List your fears about getting sick on one side of the paper and check your concerns on the other side for reality lik Will this fear be real? Why is that? Why not? Some people fear that vomiting will be unbearable, will last forever, so they will have to go to the hospital. Whatever the problem, the concern is exaggerated and distorted these facts – catch the anxiety and correct it. Fold the paper so that the logical part is visible and direct your smart ideas as needed.

Ask two decisive questions:


Help yourself or your child determine the difference between being sick or fearing the disease by asking these questions.

When you feel sick…

Question 1: What happens next? Do you feel more tense or sicker after a few minutes of this anxiety and feeling? If your anxiety increases, worsens, and you spend more time analyzing your symptoms. Then you understand that there is a false alarm. If you’re feeling increasingly sick, like a nurse, or lying in bed or running into the bathroom because you feel bad – then you’re sick.

  1. Question: What is good? If you can distract your mind by watching.: television, going home (if you’re out), or doing something that can be fun, then that’s just the worry beetle. When you’re really sick, distracting your mind is useless. So if you were asked, for example, a million dollar question – if your mother offered to take you to your friend’s house or shopping mall, would you go? If the answer is yes, then it is worried. After a while, you and your child don’t need to think too much about the answers, just say sor Ask two questions ve and you can go straight to relaxation.

Expose yourself to certain situations on purpose!

When your child or partner lists stressed situations or avoids them due to fear, repeat from the easiest until the boredom is significantly reduced, and then go to the next step. For example…

• Try to say synonyms for inin vomit.. Type first if necessary. Play catch with the words.

• Work on gurgling sounds, gently move backwards with a spoon, lollipop, oatmeal or mashed potatoes behind your tongue. Even if you chew a little, you realize you’re not vomiting. You can listen to gag sounds from the internet or hire a family member to provide these sound effects for you.

• Play catch with fake vomit (available from novelty stores)

• Watch a family member fake vomiting on the tap or toilet, using only water or water with a few pieces of cereal, and rehearse the appearance and sound of the vomiting. When you’re ready, try it yourself.

• Make your own fake vomit by dropping a few drops of vinegar to sharpen a few spoons of canned soup. Get used to being around and un puke sahte your fake vomit in the toilet when it’s ready.

• Watch videos of people getting sick – Google can give you examples of celebrities, mothers with their kids, parents, and more structured results.

• Approach any person, place or object that you have avoided because you are incidentally related to your vomiting gibi such as food you no longer eat because you ate the last time you were sick.

Use the jokes – Enjoy the fun!

• We sat down with an adolescent vomiting phobia and placed the word “vomit ine in the names of all the Beatles songs we could remember. Orum I want to keep your vomit ”,“ Let it be”,“ Endless vomit fields ”,“ Hey vomit ”. You know what I mean. This can be applied to the younger generation. “Drive, drive, drive through the vomit, gently through the vomit.” Silly, I know. But that’s the point. There is a technical reason why such an exercise in questionable taste works. It’s called mutual inhibition. Essentially, you can’t have two shares at once. Two of the emotions of fun and fear enter into competition, and although it is difficult and fear prevails at the beginning, you cross the mountain of fear, and when you take over the fun and absurdity management of what you do, you quickly move to the other side. That’s how desensitization works.

• Go to ratemyvomit.com (yes, this site really exists) and see how disgusting vomit is by looking at the photos. For extra exposure, challenge yourself to make the sound “accompanying” that vomit. Play back the section or look at the pictures again until there is no problem other than normal disgust. Note: Parents may find inappropriate language in the comments. due to each shipment should carefully review in advance.

Eliminate security measures

Do not carry a bag with you olmaz just in case veya or an outfit to change. Remember, you’re not a vomit, do you carry snow boots on spring or umbrellas on sunny days? Is vomiting possible, yes, but probably not. Carrying these extra equipment with you doesn’t offset this risk – which is minimal – but it raises this concern and keeps the risk (unnecessarily) in your mind.

The worry of getting sick doesn’t change what happens or doesn’t happen in life, but it doesn’t mean that we get taste and room for what’s actually happening in our lives.

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I'm currently studying psychology and interested in cognitive behavioral therapy. I also have studied comprative literature.
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