“…anxiety—a sustained state of apprehension, arousal, and vigilance in the absence of immediate danger…”

“…the amygdala supports stable individual differences in dispositional negativity across the lifespan and contributes to the development of anxiety and mood disorders among individuals exposed to stress.  Hyper‐vigilance and attentional biases to threat‐related
cues are key features of dispositional negativity in both children and adults and there is growing evidence that they contribute to the development of psychopathology.”

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