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Battle fatigue

a posttraumatic stress disorder occurring among soldiers engaged in active combat, characterized by excessive autonomic arousal, psychic numbing, and persistent reliving of traumatic experiences.
Contemporary Examples

But as time passed, more people began to suffer from battle fatigue.
Letting Down Our Guard Michael Chertoff December 28, 2009

As battle fatigue grows in rebel-controlled areas, the United Nations is appealing for $1 billion to help Syrian refugees.
Syria’s Dying Revolution Jamie Dettmer December 19, 2012

Only back then it was called “shell shock” or “battle fatigue.”
‘Something Happened to My Head. I Couldn’t Get Focused.’ Dale Maharidge May 25, 2013

Behold the Democratic foot-soldier giving voice, before a national audience, to her battle fatigue.
What Did Velma Hart Expect? Tunku Varadarajan September 20, 2010

In the past it’s been called everything from shell shock to battle fatigue.
Dianne Feinstein Ignites Debate About Veterans With PTSD and Guns Jamie Reno March 9, 2013

But as time passed, more people began to suffer from battle fatigue or to fall prey to historical revisionism.
Letting Down Our Guard Michael Chertoff December 28, 2009

Historical Examples

It affected some more than others, however, and we were constantly being observed by our doctor for any signs of battle fatigue.
The Biography of a Rabbit Roy Benson

(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 shell shock

battle fatigue bat·tle fatigue or bat·tle neurosis (bāt’l)
See war neurosis.


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