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How does hypervigilance develop?

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Hypervigilance is part of the symptoms of PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder), and PTSD develops as a result of trauma. When you are traumatized, then you are constantly on alert, searching for any signs of danger, even when there is no danger present. The following video details how hypervigilance develops after a traumatic event occurs:

answered Nov 27, 2015 by drcarlo (294,430 points)