Update On Emetophobia

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Some phobias are so specific and common that they have special names: Arachnophobia and claustrophobia come to mind. Any phobia can have a powerful and far-reaching impact in limiting a person’s life. In particular emetophobia can be crippling. I think about a woman in her early 20’s who had taken an extra year to graduate […]

Emetophobia, Anyone?

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Emetophobia (fear of vomiting) is common enough to have it’s own name, something most other phobias don’t have. While phobias in general affect 8.7% of people in the US, there aren’t reliable numbers for this sub group. People with Emetophobia can be misdiagnosed as having an eating disorder.   Similarly, I have had clients who have […]

Desensitization in the treatment of anxiety disorders

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Staying current with research literature and best treatment practices in the field of anxiety disorder treatment can be difficult. Sometimes even knowing the current language of treatment is a barrier to clinicians. Recently, one of the therapists I work with for case consultation went to a workshop in her area where the presenter taught desensitization […]

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More than training, a compelling way to live life. Anxiety disorders and OCD are the most common psychiatric disorder in the United States, affecting about 40 million adults and up to 19% of children. Around the world, 615 million people have anxiety and depression, according to the World Health Organization. However, only about one-third of […]