hypervigilance

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hypervigilance

 [hi″per-vij´ĭ-lans]
abnormally increased arousal, responsiveness to stimuli, and screening of the environment for threats; it is often associated with delusional or paranoid states.

hypervigilance

/hy·per·vig·i·lance/ (hi″per-vij´ĭ-lans) abnormally increased arousal, responsiveness to stimuli, and scanning of the environment for threats.

hypervigilance

(hī″pĕr-vĭj′ĭ-lăns)
Excessive attentiveness to stimuli.
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When children perceive their environment as a dangerous place, they can become hypervigilant, experiencing everyone and everything as a potential threat to their safety.
They are often hypervigilant, argumentative and suspicious, and could have changes to their sleep-wake cycle.
The commanding officer did not, and she spent the rest of her tour hypervigilant, resentful, and distrustful of her command.
He would remain hypervigilant and kept guarding the door and muttering to self even at night, picking up fights with his brother if they would try to stop him.
Organizations became hypervigilant and spent countless man-hours checking and rechecking the quality and accuracy of the information they relied upon to make decisions.
Toni: "My husband had his own business for two years and it was fine because it was a surveillance business and required him to be paranoid and hypervigilant.
One possible explanation for this may be development of a hypervigilant attitude of individuals toward their mobile phones even in the late night hours.
I can't remember having any symptoms, but Mum had always been hypervigilant about the family's health after my cousin Paula died of leukaemia at a young age.
It gave the performance a very high level of immediacy and allowed the audience to be privy to the artist's manipulations in real time, thus offering a surreal, hypervigilant take on the EDM DJ trope.
Soldiers who are still serving might also become hyper-aroused, hypervigilant, and that can then cause them to become hyper-aggressive.
Nor does he realize that he has become hypervigilant, unable to rest.