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Only back then it was called “shell shock” or “battle fatigue.”

In the past it's been called everything from shell shock to battle fatigue.

Many of the refugees were suffering from what the humans referred to as 'shell shock'.

His family, friends, and fiancée seem to be in varying stages of shell-shock, or denial.

The effect of shell-shock on the moral fabric, even in officers of the highest character, is well known.

"Shell shock" experiences have shown us that the intellect is largely the source of unfavorable suggestion.

Colonel Crofton had committed suicide, a result, it was stated, of depression owing to shell-shock.

"It must be shell-shock, and a very bad case—probably supposed to be cured, and sent up here to recuperate," thought Colwyn.

I was under the impression it was a bad case of shell-shock, but your remarks suggest that it is something worse.


On this page you'll find 13 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to shell-shock, such as: combat fatigue, hysterical neurosis, post-traumatic stress disorder, and post-traumatic stress syndrome.

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