Category Archives: PTSD Claims


22 With a half million disability cases stuck in a VA backlog, and an estimated 25 percent of Iraq/Afghanistan troops with PTSD not seeking treatment The author uses a factual claim. It is a factual claim because it talks about … Continue reading

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Claims- calamariii

“Brannan sent Katie to the school therapist, once.” This is a factual claim about Brannan’s past related to her previous employment “She hasn’t seen any other therapist, or a therapist trained to deal with PTSD – Brannan knows what a … Continue reading

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C1 The amount of progress in Caleb’s six years of therapy has been frustrating for everyone.  This is an evaluative claim because it is a judgement that every single person has been frustrated by Caleb’s six years of therapy. This … Continue reading

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PTSD Claims – chickendinner

Section 14 “Meanwhile people like James Peterson, husband of Kateri of the Olive Garden breakdown,” This is a categorical claim, putting James in a category with other veterans whose PTSD has not only damaged their own mental health, but also … Continue reading

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Brannan Vines has never been to war. But she’s got a warrior’s skills: hyperawareness, hypervigilance, adrenaline-sharp quick-scanning for danger, for triggers. (Analogy Claim) The author is comparing Brannan’s experiences to the awareness of soldiers in war.  Her nose starts running … Continue reading

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PTSD Claims-zzbrd2822

Section 12 “By this point, you might be wondering, and possibly feeling guilty about wondering, why Brannan doesn’t just get divorced.” -This quote can be categorized as an Ethical/Moral claim and a Recommendation/Proposal claim. The phrase, “possibly feeling guilty” could … Continue reading

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“Granted, diagnosing PTSD is a tricky thing. The result of a malfunctioning nervous system that fails to normalize after trauma and instead perpetrates memories and misfires life-or-death stress for no practical reason, it comes in a couple of varieties, various complexities, has … Continue reading

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Claims – Kilotoon

Section 11 It’s to help kids like that that Brannan and her volunteers put together an informational packet on secondary trauma for parents to give to teachers, explaining their battle-worthy idiosyncrasies and sensory-processing sensitivities. They’re common enough problems that the … Continue reading

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PTSD Claims- kingofcamp

Brannan sent Katie to the school therapist, once. She hasn’t seen any other therapist, or a therapist trained to deal with PTSD—Brannan knows what a difference that makes, since the volunteer therapist she tried briefly herself spent more time asking … Continue reading

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claims- chickennuget444

“It’s kind of hard to understand Caleb’s injuries. Even doctors can’t say for sure exactly why he has flashbacks, why he could be standing in a book store when all of the sudden he’s sure he’s in Ramadi, the pictures … Continue reading

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