prisoner of war syndrome
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prisoner of war syndromePsychology A condition characterized by 'withdrawal, apathy, and sometimes death as a reaction to capture, imprisonment, and hopelessness about reunion with one's love ones'. See Torture. Cf Concentration camp survivor syndrome.
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