Fight, flight or freeze.
You have come across this expression many times, especially if you have been looking in to stress and it's effects on you. So what is it?
When an animal reacts to a stress or stressors, a threat to its survival, and this includes me and you, and the threat can be real or imaginary, something you have made up, it might, or it could hurt me or my loved ones.
The animal will on instinct (subconscious process) fight, run away or freeze. Mother nature has made some really cool changes to your mind and body in order for you to survive. All it has to consider is the next few seconds. The outcome will ether find you dead, injured or safe.
In order to give you the maximum chances of survival it will make some big changes in you mind and body. The effects of which if the danger is not turned off can lead to many emotional problems and physical symptoms.