REAL OR IMAGINARY STRESS?

Travis Knowlton LCSW
1 min readFeb 28, 2023
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The stress response can be activated by both reality and imagination, depending on the individual's perception and interpretation of events.

In reality, the stress response is a physiological response to a perceived environmental threat or danger. For example, if a person is walking in a dark alley and hears footsteps behind them, their body may activate the stress response in preparation for fight or flight.

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Travis Knowlton LCSW

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