paced respiration

paced respiration (pāsdˑresˑ·p·rāˑ·shn),

n a relaxation method that involves the practice of slow, deep breathing when one is faced with anxiety-provoking stimuli.
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Some of the treatments and interventions being considered for study include antidepressants, paced respiration, yoga, low-dose estradiol patches and gels, and exercise.
They include: lifestyle changes, paced respiration and herbal remedies.
22) Heitkemper, Layne, and Sullivan used audio-taped instructions for paced respiration with 8 to 11-year-old children.
Robert Freedman, Director, Behavioral Medicine Division and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Wayne State University in Detroit, paced respiration was effective in controlling the frequency and intensity of hot flashes, with decreases averaging between 50 to 60 percent.
Relaxation techniques such as diaphragmatic/rhythmic breathing, paced respiration, Bensonian relaxation response,[44] Wolpe muscle relaxation,[45] and imagery are useful as anxiety-reducing methods.