How anxiety can trip our brains?

  1. triosol profile image57
    triosolposted 7 years ago

    How anxiety can trip our brains?

  2. MickS profile image71
    MickSposted 7 years ago

    Ah, I see you're still filling this section with the secondary school quiz night questions, I think you managed to get a sensible one in yesterday.

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    Panicposted 7 years ago

    It's now widely accepted among medical professionals that a panic attack is a 'fight or flight' response to a perceived threat, and the reason the brain responds in this way goes back to our prehistoric past when humans in the wild needed their bodies to respond instantly to a physical threat. The mental activity during a panic attack suddenly shifts from the front of the brain (prefrontal cortex) to the mid-brain (periaqueductal grey area) which, in that instant, results in a heightened state of fear and panic. The point being, when an anxiety or panic attack strikes, a separate part of the brain becomes more active.