A Fear of Peanut Butter: Arachibutyrophobia
Of all the things that someone could inadvertantly have a fear about, can you imagine if you were deathly afriad of Peanut Butter sticking to the roof of your mouth?
I was astonished that it even had a name in the long list of phobia's that phsycologists have named. Suprisingly enough, I was in my 'sitting room' reading Uncle John's Supremely Satisfying Bathroom Reader when I came across a snip it of this information.
I was so intrigued that I had to do some research to see if this was really a fear and what the details were about people who were afraid of this cooky fear.
Here some if to see if YOU might be an Arachibutryphobic:
*Inability to Speak or Think
*A Fear of Dying
*A Strange and Irrational Fear of Having Peanut Butter Get Stuck to the Roof of Your Mouth...
That symptom is the most obvious.
You would never think that a fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth would be the hidden phobia behind the 18 letter name 'Arachibutyrophobia'. It sounds more like something that would describe a fear of somebody touching your butt (arach-i-but-yor-phobia it is pronounced). In anycase, this strange fear is irrational and unexplained.
Maybe somebody choked on some PB&J when they were young? Who know's.
There are not many cures for this phobia, as doctors are not really sure what causes it. You will obviously want to seek out a mental health professional if you find yourself afraid of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth.
The best treatment for this phobia is 'Anxiety Medications', or at least that the only information I can find on a cure/treatment.
Maybe the PCA ( Peanut Corporation of America) can donate to your cause and help you get some treatment.
I tell you what, this must make a big difference to anyone who suffers from Arachibutyrophobia, since the PCA has recalled tons of peanut butter products due to a salmanela break out. What a way to get anyone to stop being afraid of peanut butter...