Goal-setting with emetophobia patients

In emetophobia treatment, goal-setting is an important place for the clinician to start. Most of our patients tell us that their goal is to “not have emetophobia” or “not to panic anymore about vomiting.” These sorts of generalized, negative goals are not ultimately helpful for the patient with emetophobia to assess how they’re doing as Read More

Just Released: Emetophobia: Understanding and Treating Fear of Vomiting in Children and Adults

Between us, Anna and I have treated several hundred patients with emetophobia. But we have to turn down as many. We are distressed by all the requests we get for help and people just cannot find providers who have experience, desire, or expertise in treating this disorder. Anna and I both close our calendars to Read More

Still Unsure about Exposure Therapy? Six Reasons to Try this Approach

It is estimated that somewhere around a third of people with anxiety disorders are unwilling to try exposure therapy. From their point of view, it seems too risky. Why would you do something that you are terrified about? It likely seems that doing an exposure would make the very thing they fear much more likely Read More

Creative Exposures for Emetophobia

Anna and I have a lot of experience treating emetophobia. We know we are not the only ones. We would love to hear from other clinicians (and think it would be a great resource) about unique and effective exposures and/or eliminating safety behaviors. We have a great comment on the home page from Danielle that Read More