War Psychiatry

Fiona Reid

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    During the First World War soldiers from all combatant nations suffered from a wide range of debilitating nervous complaints as a result of the stresses and strains of modern warfare. War psychiatrists struggled to manage these complaints and shell-shocked men struggled to ensure that they had decent treatment and proper pensions. In each country the politics of shell shock differed but, regardless of context, men protested against unjust or inadequate treatment throughout Europe and the history of shell shock is part of a wider history of trauma and also a history of popular protest.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication1914-1918-online
    Subtitle of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of the First World War
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    PublisherFreie Universität Berlin, Berlin
    Publication statusPublished - 8 Oct 2014


    • Shell Shock
    • War neurosis
    • Medicine
    • Psychiatry
    • Doctors
    • Mental trauma


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