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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
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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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I think they still call it battle fatigue - they called it shell shock in the First World War."
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mediators have been floating for years, but in addition to battle fatigue, there's now the added motivation of a shared enemy in Daesh (ISIS).
By the end of his second tour and service in Malta, he suffered battle fatigue and was invalided home.
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Veteran journalist and broadcaster Cito Beltran recently wrote in his column that several members of the cabinet are apparently suffering from "battle fatigue," where physical and mental stress are "slowly eating up the pace of political will." Fatigue and stress are said to impair judgement, slow down decision-making, and cause people to become combative rather than collaborative.
While media and the public treat problems of the Duterte administration as single and separate events, I suspect that if you stitch them all together, there is a case to claim that the President's Team are experiencing Battle Fatigue.
A University of Delaware researcher, Xiaopeng Ji, investigated the relationship between midday-napping behaviors and neurocognitive function in early adolescents and found some key to helping the teens battle fatigue.
Arnel dela Vega, commander of the Army's 6th Infantry Division based here, said the surrendered rebels cited many reasons for giving up, among them battle fatigue and frustration at unfulfilled NPA promises.
After struggling to stay alive amid some of the toughest conditions the manufacturing industry has seen in our lifetime, I believe many manufacturers are experiencing what's akin to "battle fatigue"-a military term for a soldier's reaction to the stress of battle commonly involving slowed reaction time and indecision.
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).

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