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shell shock

Psychological adverse reaction to combat. The phrase originated during World War I when intensive enemy artillery bombarding caused soldiers in the trenches to suffer from a variety of traumas that ranged from moderate panic attacks to physical and emotional paralysis. Changes in warfare and psychological lingo caused the phrase to be replaced during the Second World War by “battle fatigue” and more recently to “posttraumatic stress disorder.”
See also: shell, shock
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A manual in 1960 urged people to understand that breakdowns were no more manageable than shell shock or battle fatigue.
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Later, family solicitor John Dickinson said: "Given the evidence of shell shock, the death sentence should not have been imposed.
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An army statement said the medical corps and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem would begin treating victims of posttraumatic stress - commonly known as shell shock - with THC, the active ingredient in the cannabis plant.
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