Entries by Talya Davidoff

Can the Mammalian Dive Reflex Help Control Anxiety?

In the last sixty years or so, it has become known that freedivers, those who hold their breath to dive deep under the water’s surface, benefit from the Mammalian Dive Reflex (MDR) in several ways. But can that same reflex help control anxiety? Let’s take a deeper look at the MDR, what causes it, and how it can help in anxiety and panic attacks.