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Hypoarousal

Dysregulation characterized by a low state of physiological arousal, emotional numbing, restricted functioning, social withdrawal and a disconnect between body and feelings. Associated with a person’s exposure to painful emotions or to lower levels of affective intensity, physiological arousal or sensory deprivation than they can bare. For some people, temporary states of hypoarousal are triggered by perceived threat, traumatic memories or reminders, or specific emotions. Others adapt to complex trauma by devising ways to keep themselves in chronic states of hyperarousal.