In 1934, Strauss and Savitzky wrote a paper' in which they elaborated a particular syndrome known as a "terror neuro- sis," and stated that it was frequently found in such natural disasters as earthquakes, or in sea or military disasters, and mining catastrophes. Physical injuries in these cases, they said, may be slight or absent. For this reason, Strauss and Savitzky objected to the use of the term "traumatic neurosis" on the ground that the neurosis had no physical cause as such.
David I. Sindell, The Terror Neurosis, 15 Clev.-Marshall L. Rev. 41 (1966)