E04: Critical Reading-hiralp365

Is PTSD contagious?

It makes you question yourself is this a disease that is spreadable, contaminating everything around you.


  • This is a casual claim, that she hasn’t acquired any kind of warrior skills.

But she’s got a warrior’s skills: hyperawareness, hypervigilance, adrenaline-sharp quick-scanning for danger, for triggers.

  • A categorical claim is made here. These are some of the symptoms a PSTD affected person would acquire.

He’s one of 103,200, or 228,875, or 336,000 Americans who served in Iraq or Afghanistan and came back with PTSD depending on whom you ask, and one of 115,000 to 456,000 with traumatic brain injury.

  • A categorical claim is made here, in which it suggests he’s part of this group of

Hypervigilance sounds innocuous, but it is in fact exhaustingly distressing, a conditioned response to life-threatening situations.

  • A definition claim is made, defining what hyper vigilance sounds can do.

Caleb has been home since 2006, way more than enough time for Brannan to catch his symptoms. tell

A definition claim is made in which it provides us the time it takes for an individual to acquire this disease.

Caleb screaming at Brannan because she’s just woken him up from a nightmare, after making sure she’s at least an arm’s length away in case he wakes up swinging

This is a casual claim saying one of the causes of PTSD.

Now, he’s rounder, heavier, bearded, and long-haired, obviously tough even if he weren’t prone to wearing a COMBAT INFANTRYMAN cap, but still not the guy you picture when you see his “Disabled Veteran” license plates.

A categorical claim, describing him in positive way and different.

Some hypotheses for why PTSD only tortures some trauma victims blame it on unhappily coded proteins, or a misbehaving amygdala.

A categorical claiming, suggesting what is one of the cause of PTSD torturing trauma victims.

In one study, the incidence of secondary trauma in wives of Croatian war vets with PTSD was 30 percent

A categorical claim  that suggests 30% women acquire PTSD through secondary trauma.

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