The relationship between the First World War and neurology: 100 years of "Shell Shock"

The relationship between the First World War and neurology: 100 years of "Shell Shock"

Author Pedroso, Jose Luiz Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Linden, Stefanie C. Google Scholar
Barsottini, Orlando G. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Maranhao Filho, Pericles Google Scholar
Lees, Andrew J. Google Scholar
Abstract The First World War was a global war, beginning on 28 July 1914, until 11 November 1918. Soon after the beginning of the war, there was an "epidemic" of neurological conversion symptoms. Soldiers on both sides started to present in large numbers with neurological symptoms, such as dizziness, tremor, paraplegia, tinnitus, amnesia, weakness, headache and mutism of psychosomatic origin. This condition was known as shell shock, or "war neurosis". Because medically unexplained symptoms remain a major challenge, and considering the close relationship of symptoms described in shell shock with clinical neurology, we should study their history in order to improve future care.
Keywords First World War
shell shock
combat disorders
xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-coverage Sao Paulo Sp
Language English
Date 2017
Published in Arquivos De Neuro-Psiquiatria. Sao Paulo Sp, v. 75, n. 5, p. 317-319, 2017.
ISSN 0004-282X (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Assoc Arquivos Neuro- Psiquiatria
Extent 317-319
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0004-282X20170046
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000403250700012
SciELO ID S0004-282X2017000500317 (statistics in SciELO)
URI https://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/54555

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