Scientific, peer-reviewed studies (published articles) on emetophobia in chronological order. Type of study done is described only if not evident from the title or publication. Non-English language studies are noted under “type.”

If you are interested in research, it’s best to begin by contacting Dr. David Veale in London, UK.

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1974Wijesinghe, B. ‘A vomiting phobia overcome by one session of flooding with hypnosis.’ Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry.Case study (flooding)
1979Ritow, J. K. ‘Brief Treatment of a Vomiting Phobia.’ American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis.Case study (hypnosis)
1983McFadyen, M., and Wyness, J. ‘You Don’t Have to be Sick to be a Behaviour Therapist but it can Help! Treatment of a “Vomit” Phobia.’ Behavioural Psychotherapy.Case study (exposure using simulation)
1984Klonoff, E. A., Knell, S. M., and Janata, J. W. Fear of nausea and vomiting: The interaction among psychosocial stressors, development transitions, and adventitious reinforcement. Journal of Clinical Child Psychology.theoretical review
1985Philips, H. ‘Return of fear in the treatment of a fear of vomiting.’ Behaviour Research and Therapy 23, 1, 45–52.(group CBT/ERP)
1990Manassis, K., and Kalman, E. ‘Anorexia Resulting from Fear of Vomiting in Four Adolescent Girls.’ The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry 35, 6, 548–550. 
1993Herman, D. S., Rozensky, R. H., and Mineka, S. Cognitive behavioral therapy for panic disorder with a primary fear of vomiting: conceptual and treatment issues. Proceedings for Association for Advancement of Behaviour Therapy. 
1994de Jongh, A., and ten Broeke, E. ‘Notable Changes After One Session of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing: A Case of Fear of Nausea and Vomiting.’ Directieve Therapie14(2), 46-52.Case study – Netherlands (EMDR)
1994McKenzie, S. Hypnotherapy for vomiting phobia in a 40-year-old woman. Contemporary Hypnosis, 11(1), 37–40.Case study (hypnosis)
2001Lipsitz J.D., Fyer, A.J., Paterniti, A., Klein, D.F. ‘Emetophobia: preliminary results of an internet survey.’ Depress Anxiety.Internet Survey
2003Dattilio, F. M. ‘Emetic Exposure and Desensitization Procedures in the Reduction of Nausea and a Fear of Emesis.’ Clinical Case Studies, 2, 3, 199–210.Case Study (Exposure/ desensitization using Ipecac)
2005Moran, D. J., and O’Brien, R. M. ‘Competence Imagery: A Case study Treating Emetophobia.’ Psychological Reports. 
2006Veale, D., and Lambrou, C. ‘The Psychopathology of Vomit Phobia.’ Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy. 
2006Baeyens, C., and Philippot, P. ‘L’émétophobie: Un cas particulier de phobie intéroceptive? [Emetophobia: A special case of interoceptive phobia?].’ Revue Francophone de Clinique Comportementale et Cognitive.Theoretical review – French
2006Whitton, Luiselli, J. K., and Donaldson, D. L. (2006). Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Generalized Anxiety. Clinical Case Studies. (emetophobia misdiagnosed as GAD)
2007Davidson, A. L., Boyle, C., and Lauchlan, F. Scared to lose control? General and health locus of control in females with a phobia of vomiting. Journal of Clinical Psychology. 
2007Boschen, M. J. ‘Reconceptualizing emetophobia: A cognitive–behavioral formulation and research agenda.’ Journal of Anxiety Disorders. 
2008Van Overveld, M., De Jong, P. J., Peters, M. L., Van Hout, W. J., and Bouman, T. K. ‘An internet-based study on the relation between disgust sensitivity and emetophobia.’ Journal of Anxiety Disorders. 
2009Hunter, P. V., and Antony, M. M. ‘Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Emetophobia: The Role of Interoceptive Exposure.’ Cognitive and Behavioral Practice.Case study
2009Veale, D. ‘Cognitive behaviour therapy for a specific phobia of vomiting.’ The Cognitive Behaviour Therapist. 
2010Graziano, P. A., Callueng, C. M., and Geffken, G. R. Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of an 11-Year-Old Male Presenting With Emetophobia: A Case study. Clinical Case Studies. 
2010Pearson, Megan R. ‘Characteristics, Correlates, and Experiences of Emetophobia: An Exploratory Study.’ Theses and dissertations. Paper 1480.Doctoral Dissertation
2011Leite, C. E. P., Vicentini, H. C., Neves, J. D. S., and Torres, A. R. Emetofobia: revisão crítica sobre um transtorno pouco estudado. [Emetophobia: A Critical Review of an Understudied Disorder.] Jornal Brasileiro de Psiquiatria,critical review – Brazil
2011Vandereycken, W. ‘Media Hype, Diagnostic Fad or Genuine Disorder? Professionals’ Opinions About Night Eating Syndrome, Orthorexia, Muscle Dysmorphia, and Emetophobia.’ Eating Disorders. 
2011Williams, K. E., Field, D. G., Riegel, K., and Paul, C. Brief, Intensive Behavioral Treatment of Food Refusal Secondary to Emetophobia. Clinical Case Studies. 
2011Kobori, O. Cognitive therapy for vomit phobia: a case report. Asia Pacific Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy.Case study – Japanese (cognitive therapy)
2012Veale, D., Costa, A., Murphy, P., and Ellison, N. Abnormal Eating Behaviour in People with a Specific Phobia of Vomiting (Emetophobia). European Eating Disorders Review. 
2012Price, K., Veale, D., and Brewin, C. R. Intrusive imagery in people with a specific phobia of vomiting. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry. 
2012de Jongh A. ‘Treatment of a woman with emetophobia: a trauma focused approach.’ Mental illness 
2011van Hout, W. J., and Bouman, T. K. ‘Clinical features, prevalence and psychiatric complaints in subjects with fear of vomiting.’ Clinical psychology and psychotherapySurvey (Dutch)
2013Kerr, C. ‘TA Treatment of Emetophobia: A Hermeneutic Single-Case Efficacy Design Study – ‘Peter’.’ International Journal of Transactional Analysis Research and Practice. 
2013Faye, A., Gawande, S., Tadke, R., Kirpekar, V., and Bhave, S. ‘Emetophobia: A fear of vomiting.’ Indian Journal of Psychiatry. 
2013Veale, D., Ellison, N., Boschen, M.J., Costa, A., et al. ‘Development of an Inventory to Measure Specific Phobia of Vomiting (Emetophobia).’ Cogn Ther Res. 
2013Maack, D. J., Deacon, B. J., and Zhao, M.  ‘Exposure therapy for emetophobia: A case study with three-year follow-up.’ Journal of Anxiety Disorders. 
2013Boschen, M. J., Veale, D., Ellison, N., and Reddell, T. ‘The emetophobia questionnaire (EmetQ-13): Psychometric validation of a measure of specific phobia of vomiting (emetophobia).’ Journal of Anxiety Disorders. 
2013Höller, Y., Overveld, M. V., Jutglar, H., and Trinka, E. ‘Nausea in Specific Phobia of Vomiting.’ Behavioral ScienceInternet survey (German)
2014Zhao, Mimi. ‘Toward A Conceptualization of Emetophobia: Examining Intolerance Of Uncertainty As A Unique Predictor Of Symptoms.’ Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Master’s Thesis
2014Veale, D., Murphy, P., Ellison, N., Kanakam, N., and Costa, A. ‘Autobiographical memories of vomiting in people with a specific phobia of vomiting (emetophobia).’ Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry 
2014Snæbjarnardóttir, K., and Sigurðsson, E. ‘Emetophobia: sjúklegur ótti við uppköst og ógleði.’ Læknablaðið.Case study – Iceland
2015Benoit, Jean-Pierre. ‘Quand la phobie s’empare du corps: à propos de l’émétophobie [When Phobia Takes Hold of the Body: About Emetophobia].’ Enfances & Psy.Overview – French
2015Wu, M. S., Rudy, B. M., Arnold, E. B., and Storch, E. A. ‘Phenomenology, Clinical Correlates, and Impairment in Emetophobia.’ Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy. 
2015Ahlen, J., Edberg, E., Di Schiena, M., and Bergström, J. Cognitive behavioural group therapy for emetophobia: An open study in a psychiatric setting. Clinical Psychologist. 
2015Veale, D., Hennig, C., and Gledhill, L. ‘Is a specific phobia of vomiting part of the obsessive compulsive and related disorders?’ Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders. 
2015Brunner, J. ‘Emetophobie bei einem jungen Mann. [Emetophobia in a young man].’ Psychotherapeut.Case study – German
2016Riddle-Walker, L., Veale, D., Chapman, C., Ogle, F., Rosko, D., Najmi, S., Walker, L. M., Maceachern, P., and Hicks, T. Cognitive behaviour therapy for specific phobia of vomiting (Emetophobia): A pilot randomized controlled trial. Journal of Anxiety Disorders.Randomized Controlled Trial
2016Fix, R. L., Proctor, K. B., and Gray, W. N. Treating Emetophobia and Panic Symptoms in an Adolescent Female. Clinical Case Studies.Case study (Adolescent: Rx + CBT)
2016Sykes, M., Boschen, M. J., and Conlon, E. G. ‘Comorbidity in Emetophobia (Specific Phobia of Vomiting).’ Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy. 
2016Verwoerd, J., van Hout, W. J., and De Jong, P. J. ‘Disgust- and anxiety-based emotional reasoning in non-clinical fear of vomiting.’ Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry. 
2016Wu, M. S., Selles, R. R., Novoa, J. C., Zepeda, et al. ‘Examination of the Phenomenology and Clinical Correlates of Emetophobia in a Sample of Salvadorian Youths.’ Child Psychiatry and Human Development. 
2016Paulus, D. J., and Norton, P. J. ‘Purging Anxiety: A Case study of Transdiagnostic CBT for a Complex Fear of Vomiting (Emetophobia).’ Cognitive and Behavioral Practice.Case study
2016van Hout, W., and Bouman, T. ‘Imagery and core beliefs in fear of vomiting.’ 8th World Congress of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies, Melbourne, Australia.Convention Presentation (Australia)
2017Dosanjh, Sarabpreet et al. ‘I think I’m Going to be Sick: An Eight-Year-Old Boy with Emetophobia and Secondary Food Restriction.’ Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry = Journal de l’Academie canadienne de psychiatrie de l’enfant et de l’ study
2017Gormez, V., Meral, Y., and Orengul, A. Emetophobia (specific phobia of vomiting): Its Relationship with Anxiety-related Disorders and Cognitive Behavioral Therapeutic Approach. Journal of Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy and Research.Theoretical Review – Istanbul, Turkey
2017Roy, D. ‘Emetophobia (a specific phobia of vomiting): A case study.’ European Psychiatry. 
2017Maertens, C., Couturier, J., Grant, C., and Johnson, N. ‘Fear of Vomiting and Low Body Weight in Two Pediatric Patients: Diagnostic Challenges.’ Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry = Journal de l’Academie canadienne de psychiatrie de l’enfant et de l’adolescent. 
2017Veale, D., and Keyes, A. ‘Atypical Eating Disorders and Specific Phobia of Vomiting: Clinical Presentation and Treatment Approaches. In L.K. Anderson, S.B. Murray, and W.H. Kaye (Eds.), Clinical Handbook of Complex and Atypical Eating Disorders. Oxford University Press. 
2018Dargis, M., and Burk, L. ‘A Transdiagnostic Approach to the Treatment of Emetophobia: A Single Case study.’ Clinical Case Studies. 
2018Liebenberg, A., and Dos Santos, M. ‘Health-related subjective well-being with emetophobia.’ Journal of Psychology in Africa.Assessment – African
2018Simons, M., and Vloet, T. D. ‘Emetophobia – A Metacognitive Therapeutic Approach for an Overlooked Disorder.’ Zeitschrift für Kinder- und Jugendpsychiatrie und Psychotherapie.Case study – Germany
2018Nakamura, M., and Kitanishi, K. ‘Morita therapy for the treatment of emetophobia: A case report.’ Asia-Pacific Psychiatry.Case study – Japan
2018Bogusch, L. M., Moeller, M. T., and O’Brien, W. H. ‘Case study of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Functional Analysis for Emetophobia.’ Clinical Case Studies. 
2018Keyes, A., Gilpin, H. R., and Veale, D. ‘Phenomenology, epidemiology, co-morbidity and treatment of a specific phobia of vomiting: A systematic review of an understudied disorder.’ Clinical Psychology ReviewSystematic review
2018Maack, D.J., Ebesutani, C., and Smitherman, T.A. ‘Psychometric investigation of the Specific Phobia of Vomiting Inventory: A new factor model.’ International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research. 
2019Petell, Jennifer Arden. ‘Behavioral Similarities And Differences Among Symptoms Of Emetophobia, Disordered Eating, And Disgust.’ Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1937.Master’s thesis
2019Salgado, M.E. ‘Someone Could Be Sick. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for a Specific Phobia of Vomiting (Emetophobia): A Study Case. REVISTA ARGENTINA DE CLINICA PSICOLOGICA.Argentina
2019Mitamura, T. ‘Case study of Clinical Behavior Analysis for a 20-Year-Old Patient with Emetophobia.’ Clinical Case Studies. 
2020Kannappan, A., and Middleman, A. B. ‘Emetophobia: A case of nausea leading to dehydration in an adolescent female.’ SAGE Open Medical Case Reports. 
2020Mircea, M. M. ‘Employing Long Short-Term Memory Networks in Trigger Detection for Emetophobia.’ Studia Universitatis Babeș-Bolyai Informatica.Romania – studied and created an API and Chrome extension to censor emetophobia-triggering words.
2020Keyes, A., Veale, A., Foster, C., and Veale, D. ‘Time intensive cognitive behavioural therapy for a specific phobia of vomiting: A single case experimental design. ‘Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry. 
2022Zickgraf, H. F., Loftus, P., Gibbons, B., Cohen, L. C., and Hunt, M. G. ‘If I could survive without eating, it would be a huge relief: Development and initial validation of the Fear of Food Questionnaire.’ Appetite.Assessment Instrument
2022Orme, K., Challacombe, F., and Roxborough, A. ‘Specific fear of vomiting (SPOV) in early parenthood: Assessment and treatment considerations with two illustrative cases.’ The Cognitive Behaviour Therapist 15, E12.