Parallel circuits mediating distinct emotional coping reactions to different types of stress.

@article{Keay2001ParallelCM,
  title={Parallel circuits mediating distinct emotional coping reactions to different types of stress.},
  author={Kevin A Keay and Richard W. Bandler},
  journal={Neuroscience and biobehavioral reviews},
  year={2001},
  volume={25 7-8},
  pages={669-78}
}
All animals, including humans, react with distinct emotional coping strategies to different types of stress. Active coping strategies (e.g. confrontation, fight, escape) are evoked if the stressor is controllable or escapable. Passive coping strategies (e.g. quiescence, immobility, decreased responsiveness to the environment) are usually elicited if the stressor is inescapable and help to facilitate recovery and healing. Neural substrates mediating active versus passive emotional coping have… CONTINUE READING
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