hypervigilance


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hypervigilance

(ˌhaɪpəˈvɪdʒɪləns)
n
(Medicine) med an unusually heightened arousal accompanied by extreme sensitivity to stimuli
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The "hypervigilance" of police in the face of potential terror attacks is a clear stress factor that keeps police in their "bubble" even at home, Amelie Puaux, a psychologist with the support service, told the French senators.
The diagnostic criteria for PTSD includes an exposure to an actual or threatened death, serious injury, or sexual violence through: direct experience, witnessing, learning about traumatic events that occurred to others, or experiencing repeated or extreme exposure to the unpleasant details of the traumatic events.10 Several weeks or months after the events, individuals may experience intrusive symptoms (including flashbacks, nightmares and intrusive thoughts of the incident), avoidant behaviors (such as avoiding situations, people, stimuli that remind them of the traumatic event), negative mood including self-blame for the traumatic incident, isolation and detachment), and alterations in arousal (including hypervigilance, exaggerated startle response, poor sleep and concentration).
* Hypervigilance (the state of being highly or abnormally alert to potential danger or threat
"The worst thing I have taken away from the experience is this constant hypervigilance. If I can hear something and I don't know what it is, I get very alert and on edge.
Generally, there is first a hypervigilance regarding negative stimuli, followed by an avoidance of such stimuli (Armstrong & Olatunji, 2012; Liang, Tsai, & Hsu, 2017; Weiser, Pauli, Weyers, Alpers, & Muhlberger, 2009b).
"Chronic hyperarousal and hypervigilance, common in individuals who have experienced trauma and characteristic symptoms of PTSD, may affect sleep and symptom sensitivity," they wrote.
Following the Khashoggi affair, it seems as though the Arab Gulf region is aiming to establish a region of fear- meant to frighten everyone, not just its citizens- through its continued acts of hypervigilance.
Mulook says his life has not been the same since; he rarely socialises, lives in a constant state of hypervigilance and has been inundated with threats.
Mulook said his life has not been the same since; he rarely socialises, lives in a constant state of hypervigilance and has been inundated with threats.
Peters: We're doing everything from bringing mindfulness and meditation into our institutions and training our staff on how to meditate, which we know gets us physically from that state of hypervigilance down to just vigilance.
The government decided to launch a public campaign promoting hypervigilance among citizens to prevent wildfires.
Within this lush paradise, Granik introduces us to their home life, their routines and rhythms, small pleasures and hypervigilance. They scavenge for greens and mushrooms, read, play chess, scare of packs of animals away and practice drills to hide from the park rangers and police.