Shellshock

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Discipline:
Social Studies
Subject:
World War I
Grade:
10

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Shellshock

Shellshock is a medical term first associated with the First World War. As early as the first winter of the war there were indications of a high level of mental breakdown among hospitalised men and officers. By 1916, over 40% of the casualties in fighting zones were victims of Shellshock and by the end of the war over 80,000 cases had passed through British Army medical facilities.The treatments of Shellshock were many and varied. Disciplinary treatment was the most common at the time. The doctors involved with this form of treatment had harsh moral views of hysteria and stressed quick cures as the goal of wartime psychiatry was to keep men fighting. Shaming, physical re-education and the infliction of pain were the main methods used. Electric Shock Treatment was very popular. This involved an electric current being applied to various body parts to cure the symptoms of Shellshock. For example, an electric current would be applied to the pharynx of a soldier suffering from mutism or to the spine of a man who had problems walking.

another treatment

"i had to talk to him because he was afraid to go to sleep, he was afraid he'd might forget again.

"finding out the main likes and dislikes of patients and then ordering them to abstain from the former and apply themselves diligently to the latter". Patients who had a fear of noise were given rooms looking onto a main road, men who had been teachers or writers before the war were refused access to the library and men who feared being alone were put into isolation.

How hard was it to bounce back from shellshock ?

IT IS VERY HARD TO BOUNCE BACK FROM SHELLSHOCK, YOU MUST GO THROUGH A TON OF TEATMENT AD EVEN THEN YOU MIGHT HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF A DISABILITY.

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SOURCES : YOUTUBE, http://spartacus-educational.com/FWWmental.htm-youtube told me everything i needed to know, it had primary people telling me about shellshock. and all i had to do ad type it in and it came up with what i was looking for.this source was talking about the treatment for shellshock , very good source.

shellshock WWI

shellshock treatment

russel tarr

the first world war.

shellshock WWI


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