by Eliana Rutherford
Signs and Symptoms
*avoiding food or smells associated with past vomiting episodes
*avoiding places with germs
*holding their breath around people
*avoiding bad smells
*excessive hand washing
*refusing to shake hands with people
*very fidgety or queit
How is Emeptophobia diagnosed?
How is Emetophobia treated?
Where can someone seek help?
*The closest estimation is that 1.7-3.1% of males and 6-7% of females suffer with emetophobia.
*Many adult emetophobia sufferers can claim to have been vomit-free for 10 or 20 years or more
*Emetophobia is the fifth most common phobia, according to the International Emetophobia Society.