Claim “Is PTSD Contagious?”
Blame it on unhappily coded proteins, or a misbehaving amygdala. Family history, or maybe previous trauma.
- If PTSD is present via family history then it can be spread down the family tree
- Family is surrounded by PTSD. PTSD could be triggered in someone through another person’s trauma.
- Members with previous history of trauma could be at a higher risk.
Secondary traumatic stress has been documented in the spouses of veterans with PTSD from Vietnam
- This claim is proof that secondary stress can be spread to ones that are constantly present with someone who has PTSD
- Families with lots of members that serve can potentially spread secondary stress PTSD to other members
- Is there a time limit on when other people can get secondary PTSD when around someone with PTSD?
Even doctors can’t say for sure exactly why he has flashbacks
- Doctors couldn’t explain the reason why
- This shows how difficult living with this problem could be
- There doctors can do. PTSD is hard to treat
- People dealing with others that have PTSD know there is not a lot of treatments.
Brannan’s not surprised she’s picked up overreacting and yelling—you don’t have to be at the Vines residence for too long to hear Caleb hollering from his room
- This claim shows that living with Caleb can transfer to younger children.
- I feel that with younger children could be more susceptible to picking up Caleb’s actions
Whatever is happening to Caleb is older than war itself.
- This shows that PTSD has been around for ages.
- In WWI it was called Shell shock
- In WWII it was called Battle Fatigue
- Finally after WWII a proper diagnosis was present.
- Shows that PTSD could’ve been blown off when people were actually suffering.
They don’t know exactly why it comes to him in dreams
- PTSD can be hard to wrap your head around.
- No one knows why certain people will get affected with PTSD and others don’t
- In Caleb’s case he gets flashback to the time. He will “freak out” and most of the time forget about the event some time later
Trauma is a contagious disease; it affects everyone that has close contact with a traumatized person
- Even if someone that is surrounded by PTSD doesn’t pick up the actions of that person there are still affected
- Those people have to view the pain that a loved one goes through during an episode
- Loved ones may have to work harder to satisfy someone affected by PTSD