Re: What is hyperviligance?
Hi Spotty. I don't have a technical definition for you, but can tell you some of what I know. Hypervigilance is when you are on guard or super alert to an extreme. Like, waiting for something bad to happen and being ready for it just in case it happens. I've had a lot of trouble with hyerpvigilance just 'cause of my childhood being such where I felt I had to be super careful and alert to keep myself from getting hurt. Even though as an adult I don't need to be like this anymore, I struggle with it 'cause I'm jsut kind of programmed that way now.
Hope that helps. You could look for DSM IV for the definition on the web probably.