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hypervigilance

[ hahy-per-vij-uh-luhns ]
/ ˌhaɪ pərˈvɪdʒ ə ləns /
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noun

the state or quality of being extremely alert or watchful:The patient outwardly exhibits classic symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder, including hypervigilance, anxiety, facial tics, and extreme paranoia.

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