Those who suffer from emetophobia are heading to TikTok to spread awareness about the fear of throwing up, and its impact on their lives. Some sufferers forgo pregnancy to avoid morning sickness. Photo: Getty Images
Those who suffer from emetophobia are heading to TikTok to spread awareness about the fear of throwing up, and its impact on their lives. Some sufferers forgo pregnancy to avoid morning sickness. Photo: Getty Images
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Emetophobia – why the fear of vomiting is getting so much attention on TikTok and other social media sites

  • Fear of throwing up, or of other people throwing up, can trigger a debilitating phobia that leads to anxiety and obsessive compulsive behaviour
  • The hashtag #emetophobia has garnered more than 70 million views on TikTok. Those who suffer from it may try to avoid situations that could trigger their fear

Those who suffer from emetophobia are heading to TikTok to spread awareness about the fear of throwing up, and its impact on their lives. Some sufferers forgo pregnancy to avoid morning sickness. Photo: Getty Images
Those who suffer from emetophobia are heading to TikTok to spread awareness about the fear of throwing up, and its impact on their lives. Some sufferers forgo pregnancy to avoid morning sickness. Photo: Getty Images
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