hypervigilance love

Definitions

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  • n. An enhanced state of sensory sensitivity accompanied by an exaggerated intensity of behaviors whose purpose is to detect threats.

Etymologies

hyper- +‎ vigilance (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Psychologically, it was called hypervigilance, a classic symptom of PTSD.

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  • He examines how terrorism hypervigilance is threatening civil liberties, the economy, and lives.

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  • This constant outer preoccupation and hypervigilance is codependency making in that we are overly preoccupied with the moods of another person and under aware of our own moods.

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  • Finally a game that doesn’t give me motion sickness and where hypervigilance is an assett.

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  • His hypervigilance is a sign that he is feeling anxious, and what he is anxious about is that the mother-child bond has little to do with him.

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  • Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can cause "flashbacks" which revive terrifying memories, recurring nightmares, "hypervigilance" -- jumpiness and irritability, feelings of panic and fear, social isolation and depression.

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  • But what I think we should be emphasizing here is that this kind of hypervigilance in interrogating various details with a bias toward claiming that there is a conventional view, and that the conventional view is solid, and the skeptics who question it are grasping at straws and are desperate to deny reality -- this is itself a denial of reality ...

    Elizabeth Edwards: John Wanted To "Fight" 2004 Election Results, Was Overruled

  • PTSD's symptoms, as listed in the DSM-IV (the manual used to categorize psychiatric disorders), include "persistent re-experiencing of the traumatic event," "hypervigilance" and

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  • You need a happy hour — at least one hour, every day — to break the cycle of hypervigilance that keeps stress hormones circulating through your system.

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  • In several studies, TM has been shown to buffer fight-or-flight responses, which are thought to be overactive in people with PTSD, as evidenced by their hypervigilance, anxiety and exaggerated startle responses.

    A Transcendental Cure for Post-Traumatic Stress

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