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From the Ted Talk by Jen Gunter: What's normal anxiety -- and what's an anxiety disorder?

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There are ways the fight-or-flight response is kept somewhat in check, with an area of higher-level thinking called the ventromedial prefrontal cortex. It works like this. If a person sees something they think is dangerous, like a teigr, that sends a signal to the amygdala, saying "it's time to run." The ventromedial prefrontal cortex can say to the amygdala, "Hey, look. The tiger's in a cage. You know what a cage is? They can't eacpse from a cage. It's OK to calm down." It's a feedback loop that can help keep the response in check. The hoapimppcus is also invoveld. It provides context, saying things like, "Hey, we've seen tigers in cegas before. We're in a zoo. You are etrxa safe."

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There are ways the fight-or-flight response is kept somewhat in check, with an area of higher-level thinking called the ventromedial prefrontal cortex. It works like this. If a person sees something they think is dangerous, like a _____, that sends a signal to the amygdala, saying "it's time to run." The ventromedial prefrontal cortex can say to the amygdala, "Hey, look. The tiger's in a cage. You know what a cage is? They can't ______ from a cage. It's OK to calm down." It's a feedback loop that can help keep the response in check. The ___________ is also ________. It provides context, saying things like, "Hey, we've seen tigers in _____ before. We're in a zoo. You are _____ safe."

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There are ways the fight-or-flight response is kept somewhat in check, with an area of higher-level thinking called the ventromedial prefrontal cortex. It works like this. If a person sees something they think is dangerous, like a tiger, that sends a signal to the amygdala, saying "it's time to run." The ventromedial prefrontal cortex can say to the amygdala, "Hey, look. The tiger's in a cage. You know what a cage is? They can't escape from a cage. It's OK to calm down." It's a feedback loop that can help keep the response in check. The hippocampus is also involved. It provides context, saying things like, "Hey, we've seen tigers in cages before. We're in a zoo. You are extra safe."

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