ANXIETY DISCHARGE

any anxiety-reducing action, behavior, or repetitive activity. The activity is associated with normal daily living and is viewed as an alternative to suppression of anxiety - for example, exercise.

ANXIETY DISCHARGE: "The person engaged in anxiety discharge when he or she ran five miles to help him or her feel less anxious. "
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "ANXIETY DISCHARGE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/anxiety-discharge/ (accessed October 14, 2019).
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