HyperDic: shell_shock

English > 1 sense of the expression shell shock:
NOUNstateshell shock, battle fatigue, combat fatigue, combat neurosisa mental disorder caused by stress of active warfare
English > shell shock: 1 sense > noun 1, state
MeaningA mental disorder caused by stress of active warfare.
Synonymsbattle fatigue, combat fatigue, combat neurosis
Broaderposttraumatic stress disorder, PTSDAn 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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