hyperarousal


Also found in: Medical, Wikipedia.

hyperarousal

(ˌhaɪpərəˈraʊzəl)
n
(Medicine) a state of heightened physiological and psychological stress which may result in anxiety, fatigue, and reduced tolerance to pain
References in periodicals archive ?
The main effects of pathological dissociation were highly significant for the intrusions, avoidance and hyperarousal subscale scores of PDS.
Neuroscientists have found that when humans sense a threat - whether it is physical danger or a challenge to our self-esteem - neurochemicals create a state of hyperarousal aimed at preparing us to fight back, flee or freeze.
The scale does not diagnose PTSD, but asks respondents whether they are experiencing trauma symptoms such as avoidance, hyperarousal and intrusive thoughts.
The model has reexperiencing (B1-B5) and hyperarousal (D1-D5) clusters identical to those in the DSM-IV [34].
Batki led that found topiramate reduces alcohol use and hyperarousal in veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder, "we increased the dose very slowly," starting at 25 mg/day and going up over a 6-week period to 300 mg/day; 300 mg daily is the standard dose, but "I think much lower doses might be effective.
The diagnosis may be given when a group of symptoms, such as disturbing recurring flashbacks, avoidance or numbing of memories of the event, and hyperarousal, continue for more than a month after the occurrence of a traumatic event.
Batki led that found topiramate reduces alcohol use and hyperarousal in veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder, "we increased the dose very slowly," starting at 25 mg a day and going up over 6 weeks to 300 mg a day; 300 mg daily is the standard dose, but "I think much lower doses might be effective.
Souders told me that studies have shown that up to 66 percent of autistic individuals have sleep problems, and that those problems are often linked with anxiety and hyperarousal issues.
If the reaction to a traumatic event does not diminish in the first month or so and the child experiences f lashbacks, re-experiencing of reactions to the events, hyperarousal, anxiety and panic attacks, they would be diagnosed with PTSD.
bedwetting * Symptoms may occur soon after the event or with delayed onset * Symptoms: intrusive memories (reliving, flashbacks, nightmares), hyperarousal (increased startle response, anxiety symptoms), avoidance (avoiding situations that remind of the traumatic event, numbing, feeling of foreshortened future) DSM-V criteria Presentation: child * Onset after experiencing Fearful, repetitive or witnessing a serious play, traumatic content traumatic event (e.
Symptoms of hyperarousal may include anger, guilt or shame, self-destructive behaviour, such as drinking alcohol, sleep difficulties and getting startled easily.