soldier's heart

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soldier's heart

Post traumatic stress disorder, see there.

soldier's heart

An obsolete term for panic attack.
See also: heart

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Q. I have just developed a pain in my calf - feels like it clicks when I walk, and is a sharp pain I first noticed this problem this morning. As I stepped out of my car, I felt a sharp pain in my left calf, and it has gone worse as the day has gone on. No pain until I walk.

A. as i think of it- fatman's answer seems more logical. but usually people can tell the difference between strained muscle and other stuff. if it was just a pulled muscle he would have thought of it and naturally massage the area. no?

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Another video purportedly shows a rebel cutting out a dead soldier's heart and biting into it.
The film, shot on a mobile phone has not been independently authenticated, but Sakkar, of the 20,000-strong Independent Omar al-Farouq Brigade, seems to cut out the soldier's heart.
INTRODUCTION: Hyperventilation syndrome (HVS) also known as irritable Heart, Da -Costas syndrome or soldier's heart is induced by stress or anxiety.
Over the years and well into the 20th century, many names--including Da Costa's syndrome as well as combat neurosis, shell shock, soldier's heart, neurocirculatory asthenia, and/or simply anxiety neurosis, as my father called it--have been applied to this syndrome.
I especially respect what they say about calling it a "disorder": "'In the past, combat stress has been called many things such as shell shock, battle fatigue and soldier's heart.
I think after the Civil War they called it soldier's heart.

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