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battle fatigue

battle fatigue

n
1. (Psychology) psychol a type of mental disorder, characterized by anxiety, depression, and loss of motivation, caused by the stress of active warfare. Also called: combat fatigue See also shellshock
2. (Military) psychol a type of mental disorder, characterized by anxiety, depression, and loss of motivation, caused by the stress of active warfare. Also called: combat fatigue See also shellshock

bat′tle fatigue`


n.
a posttraumatic stress disorder occurring among soldiers engaged in active and usu. prolonged combat. Also called combat fatigue.
[1940–45]
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Noun1.battle fatigue - a mental disorder caused by stress of active warfare
posttraumatic stress disorder, PTSD - an anxiety disorder associated with serious traumatic events and characterized by such symptoms as survivor guilt, reliving the trauma in dreams, numbness and lack of involvement with reality, or recurrent thoughts and images
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Sox manager Rick Renteria gave players a late arrival time Tuesday as the club tries to battle fatigue from a road-heavy first-half schedule.
I did not realize that PTSD was first recognized as late as 1980--it seems to have been with us longer and, indeed, it was under the names of shell-shock, battle fatigue, and Lack of Moral Fibre (LMF).
The point here is that, though not unanimous in their opinion, some psychiatrists are of the view that soldiers who see their superiors of high ranks expose themselves to combat, are less likely to suffer from battle fatigue and related subjects.
One of the main concerns expressed by military planners since defense cuts began taking place is that without sufficient troop numbers, a large fighting force would not be afforded a liberal rotation policy in and out of conflict zones, meaning longer deployments and possible battle fatigue.
In its annual review of world affairs, dubbed the "Strategic Survey 2015", the London-based International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS) said instead that battle fatigue may be a more important factor in limiting the effects of these conflicts.
tactical engagements with White peers dedicated to achieving positive Black student outcomes), as enacted by participants, as ways to respond to the affects of cumulative racialized stressors like racial battle fatigue (Smith, Hung & Franklin, 2011) and racial microaggressions (Sue et al.
A barrier less often discussed, however, is the challenge these faculty members often experience: Institutional racism, which causes what one African-American scholar has described as "racial battle fatigue.
Travelling north with a team bus packed with fresh and hungry forwards free of the battle fatigue from ravelling north with a team bus packed with fresh and hungry forwards free of the battle fatigue from 12 failed attempts to take three points, the Sky Blues certainly won't be lack-tainly lacking confidence at the sharp end.
It was thought that William, Lady Darby's former drawing master, was dead, but his younger brother, Michael, tells them he discovered that his late father had put William in an asylum because he thought his violent nightmares and disturbing art--which recalled his wartime experiences as a soldier--meant he was mad, rather than suffering from battle fatigue, now known as PTSD.
For Bain, it wasn't battle fatigue that prompted him to desert.
It is easy to make contemporary reference to such things as battle fatigue (PTSD), the fog of war, and the difficulty of communicating within and between units in the heat of combat," Doyle said.

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