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Hypoarousal Vs Hyperarousal

Cluster A Personality Disorders

Hyperarousal, Symptoms, Causes & Treatments

Hyperarousal is a state of increased physiological and psychological activation observed in conditions such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Hyperarousal refers to activating the sympathetic nervous system, which leads to increased heart rate, rapid breathing, sweating, and muscle tension. Hyperarousal is often triggered by stress, anxiety, or trauma and can negatively affect an individual’s quality of life.