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Fight Or Flight Response

Fight Or Flight Response

  • Also known as Acute Stress Response, the fight-or-flight response is a physiological reaction when we are mentally or physically terrified.
  • A stressful or terrifying situation triggers hormones that prepare our body to stay or either deal with the problem or run away towards safety.
  • American physiologist Walter Cannon first described this basic stress response towards danger.

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Importance Of A Fight-Or-Flight Response

The Fight-Or-Flight Response is an automatic survival technique to preserve our life, and is crucial for how we deal with stress, threats, and danger.

It primes our body to perform under pressure, making sure we are at our best when dealing with life-thre...

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Fight Or Flight: Chain Reaction

When acute stress occurs, the body’s sympathetic nervous system gets activated with a hormonal release. It stimulates the adrenal glands, releasing catecholamines (adrenaline and noradrenaline).

Heart rate, blood pressure and breathing rate increases, lasting for about 20...

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The fight or flight response is a powerful survival reaction. Once we perceive danger, adrenalin increases our heart rate and move our attention toward fighting off or fleeing from the threat.

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What happens during the fight or flight response

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.

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Understanding The Stress Response

Understanding The Stress Response

A stressful situation β€” whether something environmental, or psychological, can trigger a cascade of stress hormones that produce well-orchestrated physiological changes.

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