Dr. Danielle Forshee, Psy.D., spoke with Elite Daily about how to get over your fears.
In an exclusive interview with Elite Daily, psychologist Dr. Danielle Forshee, Psy.D., defines fear as an emotional reflection of your body going into fight-or-flight mode the moment your brain perceives a situation as either dangerous or life-threatening. When you experience fear, your brain “starts to spit-fire a powerful concoction,” Forshee explains, a combination of cortisol (your body’s main stress hormone) and neurotransmitters called catecholamines, “a fancy term for a group of chemically-related messengers in our brain that dictate how we feel and what we do,” according to the psychologist. From there, she says, your physical brain becomes overwhelmed with stress, which ultimately leads to a lack of control over your impulses, as well as an inability to process information clearly, or make good, logical decisions.
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