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How to cure emetophobia (fear of being sick)

The most effective help is teaching emetophobes how to cope, then they can completely overcome their fear. This is achieved by building on the key foundation stones of self-esteem, social confidence and a sense of being powerful.

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Why do I have a fear of being sick?

Contrary to what many sufferers believe, a terrible experience related to being sick (or someone else being sick) is not the fundamental cause of emetophobia. Instead it’s driving force is a lack of belief that you can cope in the situation.

Both the symptoms experienced and components of thinking that cause emetophobia are very predictable, like every other mental illness.  

Here is a list of some of the components that cause a fear of being sick:

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