Paroxysmal sympathetic hyperactivity (previously known as sympathetic storming) is a pattern of recurrent episodic sympathetic activation which may occur after severe brain injury (most often traumatic or anoxic). Prompt recognition of this diagnosis may facilitate appropriate treatment, thereby stabilizing the patient and avoiding aggravation of the underlying brain injury.
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Can you have Paroxysmal sympathetic hyperactivity without having a brain injury? Or is there something similar where the body is constantly in flight or fight mode due to not knowing how to deal with stress effectively?