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

(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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I think part of a personal revolution is waking up to how we self-medicate our hyperarousal. Hyperarousal leads down this path of having high Cortisol levels--because stress is pretty high.
Several studies have examined how the four clusters of PTSD symptoms (re-experiencing, effortful avoidance, emotional numbing, and hyperarousal) may affect how individuals develop and recover from PTSD and AUD.
In addition, the Wilcoxon signed-rank test and exact test probability tests were performed to investigate whether the symptoms in the PTSD dimensions (reexperiencing, avoidance and hyperarousal) presented a significant decrease between the beginning and end of the intervention.
Of the 136 patients, 14 (10.3%), 15 (11.0%), and 6 (4.4%) had a moderate level of distress in the intrusion, hyperarousal, and avoidance subscales of IES-R, respectively.
Ressler noted that patients with PTSD have "characteristic reexperiencing, avoidance, and hyperarousal symptoms," which can persist for months or years after exposure to traumatic events.
(8-10) Unlike symptoms of intrusion and hyperarousal (Criteria B and E, respectively), which are very common and by themselves are nonpathological, avoidance/numbing symptoms occur much less commonly, are associated with functional impairment and other indicators of illness, and are strongly associated with PTSD.
He was in a constant state of hyperarousal, and that's why more exercise wasn't what he needed, though it often is what other highly active dogs need.
One is the typical emotional hyperarousal of being a teen.
This helps balance frequencies in the brain, which in turn improves HRV and reduces hyperarousal, the state of increased anxiety that can raise blood pressure.
Significant reductions in hyperarousal (P less than .05) and exaggerated startle (P =.015) symptoms also were seen in the 5.6-mg cyclobenzaprine group, and those participants also had significantly less symptom-related disruption in work/ school, and in social/leisure activities, as measured by those domains on the Sheehan Disability Scale (for both, P less than .050).
Family and twin studies confirm that chronic insomnia can have a genetic component (heritability coefficients between 42% and 57%), whereas the investigation of autonomous and central nervous system parameters has identified hyperarousal as a final common pathway of the pathophysiology, implicating an imbalance of sleep-wake regulation consisting of either overactivity of the arousal systems, hypoactivity of the sleep-inducing systems, or both.
* Phase 1 involved strategies intended to reduce hyperarousal through use of CAM, CES, and active self-regulation strategies, including breathing exercises, muscle relaxation, and mindfulness.