Arachibutyrophobia

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What does Arachibutyrophobia mean?

Arachibutyrophobia is the mental condition of avoiding or straight up being afraid of consuming peanut butter.

The condition may come off as absurd or ridiculous, however there is a certain percentage of the populous, that is suffering from fear of choking on peanut butter, despite of how low the chance of that is.

Every patient experiences “arachibutyrophobia” differently; some are even able to fight their fears and eat peanut butter, while others may have a panicked reaction to even being offered the substance.

Nausea, sweating and shaking are all possible reactions, one with “arachibutyrophbia” may experience.

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Origin of the term

The term is relatively unknown and new, so it is hard to determine the origin of the word.

It is comprised of the Greek words arachi, which means ground nuts, butyro, which means butter, and –phobia, which means fear from something.

Spread of the term

While the patients suffering from this condition are not many, those who are battling this fear, can seek medical help in the form of cognitive behavioral therapy, exposure therapy and medication.

The term was first defined on Urban Dictionary in 2004.

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