Category: Trauma

A stressful event which produces a an improperly consolidated visual-emotional memory impacting quality of life. Effects include avoidance (of thoughts, memories, triggering activities), hypervigilance (heightened perception of threat, enhanced startle reflex), re-experiencing (nightmares, flashbacks, intrusive memories), somatic symptoms (altered sensations, breathing, muscle tone, overwhelming emotions), altered thought (attention, cognition, memory, belief systems), emotional dysregulation (difficulty coping) and interpersonal instability (difficulty sustaining relationships and feeling close to others).

Surviving Stress: The Neurobiology

A world under stress Psychologists are utilising current neurobiological research to enhance their understanding of the relationship between bodily processes (in particular breathing, vision, and...

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