People who have post
traumatic stress disorder needs a lot of attention in terms of cognitive
behavioral treatment. People who have this disorder may be in temporarily
stress and anxiety because they think our world is no longer a safe place.
People who have PTSD can be to mindful which can lessen the activation of the
fight or flight response. (Youngdiggers, n.d.)
behavior is evolving from time to time. (Grohol, 2012). Another term for the fight or flight response is “acute stress
response”. It is also stated that when a person perceived threats or
danger, the sympathetic nervous system will generally discharge and will
eventually lead to fighting or fleeing. It is a physiological response that
occurs when a person is in danger (Cannon,
1929). As what (Bloom, 1999) says that whenever we are exposed to a lot of danger the more we
become sensitive which allows our mind to form connections that can trigger
when we are in a dangerous situation. Physical, cognitive and emotional
response can get sensitive that triggers when a person is mostly exposed to
of the heart rate, the blood pressure, and the breathing rate is caused by the
adrenaline which is released in the process of sympathetic nervous system.
Which enable us to fight or flight when we are in danger and when the threat is
already gone our body returns to its normal function, too much chronic stress
can damage our body (Yourhomones, n.d & Youngdiggers, n.d).
further explain, we can’t understand more about what happens in fight or flight
response syndrome if we don’t discuss what is fear and anxiety and their
difference. Anxiety is a fear and it is
also a nervousness towards an event like riding a zip line and you think about
the possible things that may happen to you. While, fear is something that you
are afraid of (Tull, 2017).
However, when we experience fear and anxiety it
does not always occur in situation when we are in immediate danger because all of our
attention are focused on impermanent survival in the present time (Bloom, 1999). Therefore, fight or
flight can also become an anxiety disorder because the fight or flight system
activates even though there is no danger or threat. (Calmclinic, n.d)