hypervigilance


hypervigilance
hy·per·vig·i·lance -'vij-ə-lən(t)s n the condition of maintaining an abnormal awareness of environmental stimuli <a person suffering from PTSD may have...\hypervigilance, heightened startle responses and flashbacks (Ellen L. Bassuk )(et al)>
hy·per·vig·i·lant -lənt adj

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hy·per·vig·i·lance (hi″pər-vijґĭ-ləns) abnormally increased arousal, responsiveness to stimuli, and scanning of the environment for threats; it is often associated with delusional or paranoid states and with posttraumatic stress disorder.

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