How To Treat Emetophobia Using Exposure and Response Prevention
Emetophobia is a phobia that causes overwhelming, intense anxiety pertaining to vomiting. This is seen as a subset of OCD. With this intense anxiety, individuals need to know what they can do to relieve symptoms and the fear. This is what you are going to learn!
Treatment for Emetophobia
How To Treat Emetophobia
4/3/2020 11:40:03 am
I've struggled from emetophobia for my entire life and it's been the hardest thing I've ever had to go through. I need to tell u that it does get worse. It got to the point with me where I swore I thought it got the worst it could get, only for it to keep escalating into this thing that controlled every second of my life. I've recently started to tackle it and it has been the hardest thing I've ever had to do, but never in my life have I been able to say that my emetophobia has gotten better. I can say that now. I still have a very long way to go but I want u to know that it's so important that u tackle this. It's seriously a horrible thing. Best of luck to you. I know from experience that its most definitely not easy.
6/18/2020 12:53:31 pm
Do you have referral for someone in Los Angeles who can help with this? I am having a hard time finding someone online who specializes in emetophobia exposure therapy.
12/3/2020 04:15:01 pm
I've had emetophobia for close to 14 years now. I did so well for a few years but recently it's been terrible and debilitating. The OCD part is getting worse where I find myself freaking out and obsessing over different things that eventually lead back to the fear of throwing up. I've done CBT for about 10 years and recently started EMDR therapy. I'm just so sick of this. I'm willing to do WHATEVER it takes to get rid of this! Even if it's simulating vomiting. I just need the hope that I can heal and that it gets better. It's effecting my health, my schoolwork, my work, my marriage, my friendships, etc. Please, if you have any suggestions, let me know.
7/18/2021 09:56:37 pm
The answer is Jesus. I have had emetophobia for 6 years now. I have had no hope of overcoming for the past five years until one year ago when I became a Christian- i can say with confidence that JESUS gave me peace and hope that goes beyond understanding this past year. I know how this phobia has held you back. It’s debilitating. It’s exauhasting physically, emotionally and mentally. I still struggle. But God is so faithful. There is nothing he cant do. He has given me peace, confidence, and bravery whenever i trust him and not doubt. It’s hard. God never said you wont go through it, he just said you will never be alone. So even if i do throw up, i know God will lift me back up again. Ive been fighting this fight without him for the last five years- now involving JESUS I already won. There is hope. (
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Nathan Peterson specializes in working with OCD and Anxiety related disorders and has done so for the past 7+ years.