Emetophobia: Preliminary results of an internet survey

@article{Lipsitz2001EmetophobiaPR,
  title={Emetophobia: Preliminary results of an internet survey},
  author={Joshua D. Lipsitz and Abby J Fyer and Anthea Paterniti and Donald F. Klein},
  journal={Depression and Anxiety},
  year={2001},
  volume={14}
}
Through electronic mail, we surveyed members of an internet support group for emetophobia (fear of vomiting). Respondents were 50 women and 6 men with a mean age of 31 years. Results suggest that, for this sample, emetophobia is a disorder of early onset and chronic course, with highly persistent and intrusive symptoms. Emetophobia is implicated in social, home‐marital, and occupational impairment and it causes significant constriction of leisure activities. Nearly half of women avoided or… 
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The model proposes that emetophobia results from a constellation of factors including a general anxiety-vulnerability factor, a tendency to somatize anxiety as gastrointestinal distress,A tendency to catastrophically misappraise nausea and other gastrointestinal symptoms, hypervigilance to gastrointestinal cues, beliefs about the unacceptability of vomiting, negatively reinforced avoidance behavior, and selective confirmation biases.
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