BATTLE SHOCK

n. a combat stress reaction wherein a soldier is unable to engage in further military combat. Due to the trauma wrought by war, this acute stress reaction results in adverse behavioral changes which manifest in symptoms such as disorientation, disorganization, and indecision. All in all, these reduce a fighter's efficiency and tolerance in the face of war. First noted as an expression during the Israeli Yom Kippur war.

BATTLE SHOCK: "Soldeirs who suffer from battle shock tends to show signs of being confused, disoriented, indecisive, and easily fatigued."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BATTLE SHOCK," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/battle-shock/ (accessed October 15, 2019).
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