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The Fight-or-Flight Response Prepares Your Body to Take Action

The Fight-or-Flight Response Prepares Your Body to Take Action

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Fight or flight response

The fight or flight response (also known as the acute stress response), refers to a physiological reaction that occurs when we are in the presence of something that is mentally or physically terrifying.

  • The fight-or-flight response is triggered by the release of ho...

What happens during the fight or flight response

In response to acute stress, the body's sympathetic nervous system is activated by the sudden release of hormones.

  • After the threat is gone, it takes between 20 to 60 minutes for the body to return to its pre-arousal levels.

Physical signs...

Why the fight or flight response is important

The fight or flight response plays a critical role in how we deal with stress and danger in our environment. When we are under threat, the response prepares the body to either fight or flee.

  • The fight-or-flight response can be triggered by both real and imaginary t...

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