Neuro-psychiatric Disorders in Prisoners-of-War

  • E. K. Cruickshank
Part of the Psychiatrie der Gegenwart book series (2042, volume 3)


Under conditions of war sections of populations whether civilian or military are invariably placed under severe physical and psychological stresses. Acute stress is usually caused by enemy action, but more serious perhaps, are the results of prolonged privation and emotional tension, which may result from disorganization of all aspects of a civilized community life either fortuitously or from measures planned to force obedience an a population such as prison, internment and forced labour camps.


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