fight or flight response

Violent Encounters and Their Aftermaths

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It’s been long known that when under extreme stress (including when under attack), the human body will undergo a series of automated responses as part of the “fight-or-flight” mechanisms built into its systems. These and other physical and psychological effects have long been attributed to adrenaline or other natural chemicals that flood your body during extreme stress, but the “fight-or-flight” mechanisms that are part of your system goes well beyond a simple chemical dump by your adrenal glands. Learn about how your mind and body may react if you encounter a violent situation.