combat fatigue


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combat fatigue

n.
Posttraumatic stress disorder resulting from wartime combat or similar experiences. No longer in scientific use. Also called battle fatigue.

combat fatigue

n
1. (Military) another term for battle fatigue
2. (Psychology) another term for battle fatigue

bat′tle fatigue`


n.
a posttraumatic stress disorder occurring among soldiers engaged in active and usu. prolonged combat. Also called combat fatigue.
[1940–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.combat 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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Also make sure your keep hydrated; water is best to combat fatigue.
All the diligent efforts of the saner elements to create a peace dividend have gone to waste, thanks to the misuse of combat fatigue.
If your job performance is threatened by your symptoms--for example, if you need time for a nap to combat fatigue, or a workspace near the bathroom because of bladder dysfunction, then you need to seek an accommodation.
Detailed reviews address disorders such as PTSD, anxiety, major depression, psychoses and related disorders such as combat fatigue and burnout.
Crews on ONE and operational tasking are now briefed by flight doctors about adjusting their sleep schedule and prescribed medication to combat fatigue.
The union has also asked the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to establish "new, realistic scheduling and crew augmentation regulations to combat fatigue and maintain safety-based flight operations".
In previous conflicts, the symptoms were covered by such loosely descriptive terms as combat fatigue, shell shock and war neurosis.
Indeed, as author Wood listened to these tales, she must have experienced some combat fatigue herself.
More than 68% of the women surveyed said they used BDS to treat symptoms: Ginkgo biloba to improve memory, ginseng to combat fatigue, chamomile for insomnia and stress, and Echinacea to treat cough and colds.
Included here are performance-enhancing surgery and medications--think of wavefront-guided laser lens sculpting for better than 20/20 vision or Provigil (modafinil), a memory enhancing drug used to combat fatigue.
Taken before and during the workout, they will help combat fatigue and fuel the working muscles.
The impact of traumatic experiences differs for every individual; however, beginning with the studies of combat fatigue after World War II, similarities across individuals have led to a generalized conceptualization of expected stress reactions, particularly those that might lead to career burnout.

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