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Unpacking One of the Most Commonly Overlooked Responses to Trauma

Looking beyond fight, flight, or freeze

Photo by Anthony Tran on Unsplash

When we discuss physiological responses to trauma or threats, the sympathetic nervous system’s “fight or flight” response usually tops the list. Freezing, or reactive immobility, is another common reaction. But less commonly discussed is the fawn response.

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