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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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The R4 Alliance launched the Patriots' Parade Initiative to alleviate the often-overlooked therapeutic modality for military members to share their experiences in a narrative, communicative format, thus healing trauma and potentially preventing suicide that is often associated with battle fatigue, isolation and reduced self-esteem.
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Their condition became known as shell shock or battle fatigue syndrome, though it was not until the late 20th Century that it was accepted that traumatic events outside of war situations have similar effects.
military developed the first successful intervention for battle fatigue known as R and R (rest and recuperation).
MANY soldiers come back from conflict with battle fatigue.
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