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Polish term or phrase:KZ syndrom
English translation:KZ syndrome
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09:13 Jun 19, 2005
Polish to English translations [PRO]
Medical - Medical: Health Care
Polish term or phrase: KZ syndrom
in the context of a holocaust survivor's medical report--"stwierdzilem KZ syndrom"
pawlow
Local time: 22:15
KZ syndrome
Explanation:
IMO

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Note added at 26 mins (2005-06-19 09:40:14 GMT)
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http://www.maps.org/news-letters/v08n1/08118sne.html

Almost 140,000 Dutch people were deported during the war to German concentration camps. Only a minority of these people had been active in the Resistance. Among them, 110,000 were Jews. Of the 140,000, only 15,000, of whom 8,000 were Jews, returned to their home country after the war. In the years after the war it became clear that many of these survivors were no longer capable of an optimal participation in society. For their syndromes the term \"KZ-syndrome\" was coined: KZ is the German abbreviation for concentration camp


In the medical literature, a KZ-syndrome is actually not a syndrome, but a process of four phases that contains different conventional syndromes: 1) a shock phase with the feeling of extreme powerlessness; 2) an alarm phase, with alarming emotions and fears that have the function of preparing the drive for solutions; 3) an adaption phase, with flight- or fight-mechanisms; and 4) an exhaustion phase. In the theoretical analysis of the KZ-syndrome that Bastiaans developed in the 1950s he was heavily influenced by two psychiatric traditions: Freudian psychoanalysis and psychosomatic medicine. Bastiaans was a psychoanalyst of the second generation since Freud. From 1954 till 1961, he was president of the Psychoanalytic Institute in Amsterdam, a major bastion of psychoanalysis in the Netherlands. Before this time, from 1946 till 1954, Bastiaans had been a collaborator of Groen, then head of the second Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Amsterdam. Groen was influenced by American ideas on psychosomatic medicine, in particular the hypothesis of psychosomatic specificity. According to this hypothesis, specific mental problems can lead to specific physical diseases among those people who are vulnerable because of the structure of their personality. Groen and Bastiaans both became convinced advocates of the theory of psychosomatic specificity, although this was (and is) a disputed theory within the medical sciences.


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Note added at 27 mins (2005-06-19 09:41:30 GMT)
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można też pisać z myślnikiem
KZ-syndrome

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Note added at 43 mins (2005-06-19 09:57:12 GMT)
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ew. opisowo
concentration camp syndrome
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ZenonStyczyrz
Local time: 04:15
Grading comment
Thank you, and thank you for your extensive notes.
:)
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4KZ syndrome
ZenonStyczyrz


  

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KZ syndrome


Explanation:
IMO

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Note added at 26 mins (2005-06-19 09:40:14 GMT)
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http://www.maps.org/news-letters/v08n1/08118sne.html

Almost 140,000 Dutch people were deported during the war to German concentration camps. Only a minority of these people had been active in the Resistance. Among them, 110,000 were Jews. Of the 140,000, only 15,000, of whom 8,000 were Jews, returned to their home country after the war. In the years after the war it became clear that many of these survivors were no longer capable of an optimal participation in society. For their syndromes the term \"KZ-syndrome\" was coined: KZ is the German abbreviation for concentration camp


In the medical literature, a KZ-syndrome is actually not a syndrome, but a process of four phases that contains different conventional syndromes: 1) a shock phase with the feeling of extreme powerlessness; 2) an alarm phase, with alarming emotions and fears that have the function of preparing the drive for solutions; 3) an adaption phase, with flight- or fight-mechanisms; and 4) an exhaustion phase. In the theoretical analysis of the KZ-syndrome that Bastiaans developed in the 1950s he was heavily influenced by two psychiatric traditions: Freudian psychoanalysis and psychosomatic medicine. Bastiaans was a psychoanalyst of the second generation since Freud. From 1954 till 1961, he was president of the Psychoanalytic Institute in Amsterdam, a major bastion of psychoanalysis in the Netherlands. Before this time, from 1946 till 1954, Bastiaans had been a collaborator of Groen, then head of the second Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Amsterdam. Groen was influenced by American ideas on psychosomatic medicine, in particular the hypothesis of psychosomatic specificity. According to this hypothesis, specific mental problems can lead to specific physical diseases among those people who are vulnerable because of the structure of their personality. Groen and Bastiaans both became convinced advocates of the theory of psychosomatic specificity, although this was (and is) a disputed theory within the medical sciences.


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Note added at 27 mins (2005-06-19 09:41:30 GMT)
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można też pisać z myślnikiem
KZ-syndrome

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Note added at 43 mins (2005-06-19 09:57:12 GMT)
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ew. opisowo
concentration camp syndrome

ZenonStyczyrz
Local time: 04:15
Native speaker of: Native in PolishPolish
PRO pts in category: 40
Grading comment
Thank you, and thank you for your extensive notes.
:)
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