war neurosis(redirected from battle neurosis)
See combat fatigue.
war neu·ro·sis(wōr nūr-ō'sis)
neurosis(nu-ro'sis) plural.neuroses [? + osis, condition]
1. In traditional (e.g., Freudian) psychiatry, an unconscious conflict that produces anxiety and other symptoms and leads to maladaptive use of defense mechanisms.
2. An unpleasant or maladaptive psychological disorder that may affect personality, mood, or certain limited aspects of behavior but that does not distract the affected individual from carrying out most activities of daily living.
3. A term formerly used to describe anxiety disorders, phobias, obsessions and compulsions, or somatoform disorders. Synonym: psychoneurosis
Psychotherapy, cognitive therapy, behavioral therapy, family therapy, minor tranquilizers, and/or sedatives may be used.
Many neuroses are chronic and debilitating; others are minor, manageable, or adaptive. Treatment may be difficult in some cases.
anxiety neurosisAnxiety disorder. See: effort syndrome
A form of malingering that develops subsequent to an injury in the belief that financial or other forms of compensation can be obtained or will be continued by being ill. See: factitious disorder