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Shell shock — A term originally coined by Charles Myers in 1915 to describe intense, psychological casualties endured during the First World War.

Symptoms of the condition included involuntary shivering, episodes of intense fear. Patients would cry as they re-experienced horrific battlefield scenes.

Although the term isn’t used in psychiatric practice today, the identification and treatment of intense, psychological trauma are recognised and acknowledged.