Exposure Therapy Rescues Woman From Vomit Phobia

Joanna (not her real name) is a 22-year-old brunette with an intense look in her eyes. She suffers from a fear so pervasive that, in her words, she "wants to die." Joanna's fear is called emetophobia, the fear of vomit. Few of us enjoy the concept of throwing up. But she is paralyzed by it, forcing her to avoid potential encounters that include holding babies, getting on boats or taking amusement park rides. Joanna, who asked that her real name not be used to avoid ridicule, had searched for...Full Story
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