Dr. Robert Shulman: Triggers, Trauma, PTSD, and the Brain’s Fight or Flight Response



For most, the brain’s limbic system activates “fight or flight” in response to intense emotions, then calms down. When triggered from trauma, those with PTSD remain in that activated state of hypervigilance. Over time those changes can affect sleep and mood disorders.

Robert Shulman, MD is the director of the Road Home Program ( at Rush University Medical Center, part of the Wounded Warrior Project’s Warrior Care Network:

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