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Fight-or-Flight Responses Unleash Our “Reservoirs of Power”

psychologytoday.com
 2021-09-16

Cover picture for the articlePersistent overactivity of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis is linked to chronic stress, which can be detrimental over time. However, short-term activation of the sympathetic nervous system can trigger an acute fight-or-flight response with many benefits. New research suggests that teaching students to reframe acute stress arousal as something positive improves their...

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