war neurosis

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war neurosis n.
A nervous disorder, usually temporary but sometimes leading to a permanent neurosis, brought on by the exhaustion and stress of combat or similar situations and marked by deep anxiety, depression, irritability, and related symptoms. Also called battle fatigue, combat fatigue, shell shock.

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