FEAR OF VOMITING TREATMENT IS SUCCESSFUL FOR 85% OF PEOPLE WITH EMETOPHOBIA26/5/2014
Whilst reading the Sunday papers, and indulging in a delicious raspberry muffin yesterday, I came across an article in Herald Sun’s, Body & Soul supplement May 25 2014 about fear of vomiting treatment. Kylie Stevenson has written an informative article about emetophobia. Some people fear vomiting in public, whilst others fear their own vomit or that others will vomit in their proximity.
Apparently, 90% of people who fear vomiting are women and this condition can affect up to 8% of the world’s population. However, the number of people who would warrant a diagnosis of emetophobia is less than 1 % according to Dr Mark Boschen of Griffith University who is a senior lecturer in clinical psychology.
People with a severe fear of vomiting/vomit may go to great pains to avoid situations where they might encounter vomit and/or be triggered to vomit. Some sufferers avoid pubs, sporting events, public toilets, and even surgery and/or pregnancy.
Suffers of emetophobia may avoid being around ill people and children. They may also avoid eating particular foods, refuse to eat take away or at restaurants
Clinical psychologist Catherine Madigan can help you wherever you are in Australia , or overseas ( except for USA & Canada) with CBT treatment for emetophobia via videoconference or telephone.
Face to face sessions are available in Hawthorn, Melbourne
Please call 0429 88 3671 or 9819 3671