Possible non-drug methods
Relevant for an anxiety suppression analysis
Defensive neural circuit flexibility is a key aspect for functional behavior. Fear extinction does not erase fear memories, rather it's a new form of learning. Extinction training creates extinction-specific-networks that inhibit memory-activated-threat-networks.
Hyperventilation increases panic attacks
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