combat neurosis


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Synonyms for combat neurosis

a mental disorder caused by stress of active warfare

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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.
Veterans of the Civil War had "soldier's heart," a crushed state of mind that led to withdrawal and dispiritedness; soldiers from World War I were thought to be "shell shocked;" World War II combatants suffered from "combat neurosis." Interventions have included punishment, shaming, and a variety of largely untested treatment methods.
Hypnosis was used successfully with some cases of what was called "combat neurosis" following World War II, but it has not been a common part of such treatment.
Examples of such traumas and complexes are shell shock, soldier's heart, combat neurosis, combat fatigue, or De Costa syndrome, known for more than a century as neurocirculatory asohenia.
In the course of our careers, many of us have run across terms like shell shock, soldier's heart, combat neurosis, combat fatigue, or--get this--Da Costa syndrome, known for more than a century as neurocirculatory asthenia, and a favorite term that my father, an ophthalmic surgeon, used for patients he thought had visual difficulties that were secondary to severe emotional stress.
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