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Carnophobia (from karno, Latin for meat) is the fear of meat. Carnophobia is often due to traumatic experiences involving meat, like suffering a severe illness after consuming meat, went on a traumatic trip to a slaughterhouse or butcher shop, had an accident while preparing meat, and adverse reaction to images or advertising for or against meat products. For some individuals, carnophobia is not caused by direct exposure to meat, but rather through family and friend's negative views or experiences with meat. People suffering carnophobia would not eat any meat, like chicken, steak, sausage, hot dogs, ham, and turkey. For some carnophobics, even thinking about meat or hearing someone mention about meats may induce panic as well as other reactions like rapid pulse, sweating, fleeing, muscle tension, and inability to think. Carnophobia is temporarily treated using anti-anxiety medications while it can permanently be treated using cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT).

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