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, April 7, 2013, (accessed April 21, 2021).