Arachibutyrophobia is the fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth.
Common Causes and Triggers of Arachibutyrophobia
There are a large variety of reasons that cause or trigger the fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth. But the most prominent ones are are:
- Upbringing – People who are raised by people that either are afraid, or have transmitted a sense of uncertainty or danger related to peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth, might experience Arachibutyrophobia most commonly.
- Past Experience – It might be also induced, or suggested from people that might have had bad past experiences with/in peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth.
- Genetics – A persons ancestors that have been fearful of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth were probably more likely to survive and pass down these fearful genes to their children and so on.
Treatment of Arachibutyrophobia
For many individual who are suffering from peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth – Arachibutyrophobia. Don’t always feel the need of treatment because they can just avoid the object of their fear. This gives people suffering from Arachibutyrophobia a feeling of control on the problem. But sometimes avoiding peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth might not be possible or enough.
It is important for someone to always seek professional help when possible. This way you don’t lose time and do a better job and understanding what is happening. With understanding you can next move on to overcoming your fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth.
While most phobias are curable, there is no single treatment available for all of them, or guaranteed to work. It strongly depends on the person suffering and severity in which that person is experiencing Arachibutyrophobia. There are cases that a combination of treatments might be more effective.
Talking Treatments for Arachibutyrophobia
Talking treatments or talking therapies, which include counselling, might be very effective at treating fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth or Arachibutyrophobia. Talking therapies are very laid back treatments and physically non intrusive which involve talking to a highly trained and proficient professional about your thoughts, feelings and behaviour. There are many different types of talking therapy, but they all aim to:
- help you resolve complicated feelings, or find ways to live with them
- help you make sense of things and understand yourself better
- give you a safe time and place to talk to someone who won’t judge you
(CBT) Cognitive behavioural therapy
For example when someone is experiencing Arachibutyrophobia. Through the help of Cognitive behavioural therapy you could identify if the fear and anxiety experienced from peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth is an accurate depiction of reality. And if not working on ways to change that.
Symptoms of Arachibutyrophobia
Phobias should never be taken very lightly. Because, all phobias can to some degree limit a persons daily activities and are in some cases the root cause that make someone experience anxiety and leading up all the way to depression.
The People that are suffering from phobias, are most of the times purposely avoid coming into contact with what it is that triggers them to experience fear or anxiety. For example people that suffer from Arachibutyrophobia, which is a Specific phobia, try to avoid not only the exact objects or situations that trigger it but sometimes in severe cases the thought of those thing all together.
There have been a lot of cases in which an individual has develop a phobia from peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth where they become fearful of experiencing anxiety itself because it would make them feel very uncomfortable.
A person doesn’t necessarily need to be in a situation exposed to peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth to experience Arachibutyrophobia. The brain doesn’t have to be in that situation to experience the symptoms of panic. A persons brain is capable of creating a reaction to fearsome situations even when the subject is not actually in that situation.
People are different and so are all the types of phobias someone might suffer from. So the symptoms also vary strongly on the severity in which an individual is experiencing these fears. But generally speaking, Specific phobias and fears such as Arachibutyrophobia fall under the category of anxiety disorders. Meaning that a person can experience any if not all of the below mentioned physical and/or psychological symptoms.
Arachibutyrophobia Physical Symptoms
People with fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth often experience panic attacks. These panic attacks can be extremely frightening and distressing for the person suffering from those. These symptoms most of the time happen suddenly and without any prior signs or warnings. No matter how overwhelming feelings of anxiety, a panic attack can cause real physical symptoms, such as but not limited to the ones below:
- hot flushes or chills
- shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- a choking sensation
- rapid heartbeat (tachycardia)
- pain or tightness in the chest
- a sensation of butterflies in the stomach
- headaches and dizziness
- feeling faint
- numbness or pins and needles
- dry mouth
- a need to go to the toilet
- ringing in your ears
- confusion or disorientation
- tightness in the chest/chest pain and difficulty breathing
- rise in blood pressure
Arachibutyrophobia Psychological Symptoms
In some very severe cases, a person suffering a panic attack triggered from Arachibutyrophobia. Usually when exposed to its triggers such as peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth. Can have one/or all of the following symptoms.
- fear of losing control
- fear of fainting
- feelings of dread
- fear of dying
- fear of harm or illness
- guilt, shame, self-blame
- Withdrawing from others
- Feeling sad or hopeless
- Feeling disconnected
- Confusion, difficulty concentrating
- Anger, irritability, mood swings
- anxiety and fear
Self-help with Arachibutyrophobia
One of the best ways to overcome any difficulty or be prepare if any might arise in life, is to take good care of oneself. Being able to know how to help yourself is vital not to just be able to control your fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth, but also other phobias and anxieties before they get more severe.