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does anxiety, fight or flight, affect strength levels?

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Dr. L. Kevin Chapman
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Good defense: Anxiety is a process involving thoughts of uncontrollability and unpredictability of future events & physiological arousal in preparation for future threat. Anxiety is helpful when at optimal levels. "fight or flight, " is related to fear, the clinical manifestation of panic. By definition, we may do superhuman things when our defenses arise in certain situations; but not on a daily basis.

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