Surprisingly, one of the ways in which a person becomes used to new foods can also be used to combat simple phobias and reduces stress that may lead to a panic attack. Often times a person can be trained to enjoy foods that they had not previously liked by being exposed to them a little at a time.  For example, if a person who was not raised in a culture that appreciated guacamole and then tried it for the first time as an adult, they may find that food to be disagreeable in taste and texture. However, if they are introduced to it in small doses, say for example miniscule amounts taken on a tortilla chip, they may find that they grow to like it after repeated tastings of it over several months.

A similar technique can be used to reduce anxiety or cure simple phobias. For example, if a person were frightened of loud noises they could be desensitized to those noises by playing a tape of them at low volumes and then repeating additional tapes of noises that increasing volumes.  The panic attack suffer should also have control of the tape so that if their anxiety level begins to rise to uncontrollable level, they have the power to stop the noise.  By using this technique they become accustomed to that which they are afraid in a controlled, measurable way. While this technique may not work totally for sufferers of extreme panic attacks, it may reduce symptoms or reduce the number of situations that can lead to a panic that.

This method of limited and controlled exposure over repeated sessions is not limited audible solutions. It can also be used for people with visual triggers such as those who are frightened of animals, blood, or weather phenomenon. In these situations video can be used in commendation with the audio to give the panic attack suffer a simulation of that which he fears, but by allowing him the power to intervene in the situation and stopped tape or video with his anxiety level rises too high it gives the panic attack suffer a sense of control in a situation where they normally feel helpless.

This technique, combined with relaxation techniques, is an expedient way of bringing relief to the panic attack suffer and can help the sufferer regain a sense of control in their life. This increasing sense of control can begin a cycle in which the panic attack suffer addresses other situations and conditions that lead to panic attacks and also can give them the confidence to begin exploring new treatments and techniques that they can learn that can help them as well.

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