Posts tagged obsessive compulsive disorder
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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A fear of being sick and the dreaded Norovirus

Now we are in October the occurance of norovirus tends to increase and this has a direct affect upon those that fear being sick. This is called emetophobia and it creates an extremely and constant anxious state of mind. Find out more about it in this blog.

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