hyperarousal


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hyperarousal

 [hi″per-ah-row´zal]
a state of increased psychological and physiological tension marked by such effects as reduced pain tolerance, anxiety, exaggerated startle responses, insomnia, fatigue, and accentuation of personality traits.

hyperarousal

/hy·per·arou·sal/ (-ah-rou´z'l) a state of increased psychological and physiological tension marked by such effects as reduced pain tolerance, anxiety, exaggeration of startle responses, insomnia, fatigue, and accentuation of personality traits.

hyperarousal

(hī″pĕr-ă-rowz′ăl)
Excessive responsiveness to sensory stimulation. It is found in alcohol withdrawal, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other conditions.

Hyperarousal

A state or condition of muscular and emotional tension produced by hormones released during the fight-or-flight reaction.
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The attention deficit scores of the participants were found to be a significant covariate of the avoidance symptoms; on the other hand, hyperactivity/impulsivity was a significant covariate of the hyperarousal subscale.
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As can be seen in Table 2, the women reported statistically significant reductions on the Avoidance, Intrusion and Hyperarousal subscales of the Impact of Event Scale with effect sizes in the medium range.
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People being held by pirates are subjected to the worst living conditions, torture, an extreme lack of hygiene and sanitation as well as a poor diet and when they come out of captivity many can't believe they are really free and they suffer from hyperarousal [a state of increased tension] and post-traumatic stress, this is when we step in and help them learn to relax and forget their past," he added.
Hyperarousal symptoms that can make the person feel stressed and angry.
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The criteria include (1) exposure to a traumatic event; (2) intrusive recollection of the event through distressing memories, disturbing dreams, and other ways; (3) avoidance/numbing behavior, including avoidance of associated thoughts and places and diminished interest in activities; (4) at least two symptoms indicating hyperarousal, including sleep dysfunction, irritability, hypervigilance, and an exaggerated startle response; and (5) duration of symptoms of more than 1 mo.
At least two of the key symptom clusters of PTSD - numbness/detachment from others and hyperarousal - might be lifesaving on the battlefield but don't work well at home.
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People were diagnosed with PTSD if they had a total checklist score of 50 or more, combined with moderate or higher endorsement of certain DSM-IV TR symptoms: at least one re experiencing symptom, three avoidance symptoms, and two hyperarousal symptoms.