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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is psychogenic vomiting?

A condition where vomiting is induced by psychological distress (rather than infection or medications etc.). Treatment of the underlying stressor or psychiatric illness is needed.

Symptoms of psychogenic vomiting

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Vomiting during a similar situation

  • Mental stress or physical exhaustion

  • Stressed over daily life

  • Difficulty sleeping (Insomnia)

  • Feeling down

Questions your doctor may ask to check for psychogenic vomiting

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose psychogenic vomiting

  • Do you have nausea or vomiting?

  • Do you vomit when you think of when you had vomited before?

  • Are you experiencing mental stress or physical exhaustion?

  • Do you feel psychologically stressed (for example, you clearly hate going to work or school)?

  • Do you have difficulty sleeping (Insomnia)?

Treatment for psychogenic vomiting

Treatment of the cause (e.g. psychiatric illness, stress) is important. Behavioral modification therapy will be helpful. In some cases, medications may be useful.

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