Talk:Anxiety suppression

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Possible non-drug methods


Nature imagery[2]

Sensory deprivation[3]

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[1]

Also I keep seeing Vim Hoff method referenced as a breathing technique -Graham (talk) 00:44, 12 October 2022 (UTC)


  1. Chen, K. W., Berger, C. C., Manheimer, E., Forde, D., Magidson, J., Dachman, L., & Lejuez, C. W. (2012). Meditative therapies for reducing anxiety: A systematic review and meta‐analysis of randomized controlled trials. Depression and anxiety, 29(7), 545-562.
  2. Nguyen, J., & Brymer, E. (2018). Nature-Based Guided Imagery as an Intervention for State Anxiety. Frontiers in psychology, 9, 1858.
  3. Feinstein, J. S., Khalsa, S. S., Yeh, H. W., Wohlrab, C., Simmons, W. K., Stein, M. B., & Paulus, M. P. (2018). Examining the short-term anxiolytic and antidepressant effect of Floatation-REST. PloS one, 13(2), e0190292.