hyperarousal

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

hyper- + arousal

Noun[edit]

hyperarousal (uncountable)

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    • 2010, Liz Royle, Catherine Kerr, Integrating EMDR Into Your Practice, page 35:
      Hyperarousal after a traumatic experience is normal. It occurs when a person's brain believes that person is at risk again because it misreads an external signal or trigger.

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