battle fatigue

battle fatigue

noun Psychiatry.

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


  1. psychol a type of mental disorder, characterized by anxiety, depression, and loss of motivation, caused by the stress of active warfareAlso called: combat fatigue See also shell shock


  1. combat fatigue
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