Anxiety suppression

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Anxiety suppression can be described as the partial to complete suppression of a person’s ability to feel anxiety, nervousness, general unease, and negative feelings of psychological tension. The experience of this effect may decrease anxiety-related behaviour such as rumination, muscular tension, panic attacks, and restlessness.

Anxiety suppression is often accompanied by other coinciding effects such as disinhibition and sedation. It is most commonly induced under the influence of moderate dosages of anxiolytic compounds which primarily include GABAergic depressants, such as benzodiazepines, alcohol, GHB, and gabapentinoids. However, it can also occur to a lesser extent under the influence of a large variety of other pharmacological classes which include but are not limited to opioids, dissociatives, and SSRIs.

Psychoactive substances

Compounds within our psychoactive substance index which may cause this effect include:


Experience reports

Anecdotal reports which describe this effect within our experience index include:

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