Emetophobia, a fear of vomiting, has been reported in both adults and children but is not well documented. This study describes the treatment of an 8-year-old girl who developed emetophobia and food refusal after an acute illness. The intervention consisted of an exposure-based treatment conducted over 7 days at a feeding program. The girl was discharged consuming all of her nutrition by mouth, and her gastrostomy tube feedings were eliminated.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Clinical Psychology
- Psychiatry and Mental health