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Shell Shock; War-Neurosis During World War I

Divya R1* and Ashok V2

1Department of Physiology, Karpagam Faculty of medical sciences and research, India

2Department of Biochemistry, Karpagam Faculty of medical sciences and research, India/p>

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Received Date: July 03, 2019;  Published Date: July 31, 2019


During the First World War, cases of nervous and mental shock began to arrive in England National Hospital for the Paralysed and Epileptic, in Queen Square, London, which was the Britain’s leading centre for neurology. “Shell shock” is the term used to address the functional paralyses following shell explosions during warfare. The proximity to explosions in the battlefield was seen as the decisive causative factor for this disorder [1].

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