combat neurosis

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Related to combat neurosis: Combat Stress Disorder
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Noun1.combat neurosis - 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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During WWII, doctors dubbed combat-related trauma as battle fatigue, combat neurosis, and combat exhaustion.
As explained by Martenyi and Soldatenkova (2006), the elements of PTSD have been described as war neurosis, irritable heart, combat neurosis, and shell shock.
Over the years and well into the 20th century, many names--including Da Costa's syndrome as well as combat neurosis, shell shock, soldier's heart, neurocirculatory asthenia, and/or simply anxiety neurosis, as my father called it--have been applied to this syndrome.

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