neurosis

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a mental or personality disturbance not attributable to any known neurological or organic dysfunction

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In his book War Neurosis, which was published in 1918, John T.
I hope to show that many of the most trying and distressing symptoms from which the subject of war neurosis suffer are not necessarily the result of the strain and shock to which they have been exposed in warfare," he wrote, "but are due to an attempt to banish from the mind distressing memories of warfare.
His discussion of the physical reaction of the body to extreme stress rests on a handful of books and memoirs, overlooking the wealth of literature on the related phenomenon of combat stress, war neurosis, and shell shock.
However, an evaluation of Karon and Widener's sources did not support the contention that memory recovery work helped war neurosis patients.
This latest resort of the psy-fi colonization of the outer space of "psychosis" for treatability or adjustment (for the survival of the species) was first brought to us by Freud's close encounter with war neurosis during World War I.
The Nazis very quickly ran up against the limitations of their bio-destinal read of difference, because once the obvious others had been disposed of, how could the outbreak of neurosis and especially war neurosis and homosexuality (which they viewed as traumatic neurosis) be explained?