“Different studies of the children of American World War II, Korea, Vietnam vets with PTSD have turned up different results”. 45% of kids in one small study reported significant PTSD signs; 83% reported elevated hostility scores”. Other studies have found a higher rate of psychiatric treatment. “More dysfunctional social and emotional behavior; difficulties in establishing and maintaining friendships.”
This is a factual claim because it tells us the percentage of kids that were used in study.
“She’s not a normal kid. She does things and says things. She’s a grown up in a six-year old’s body in a lot of ways.”
This an example of an Ethical or Moral claim because she is projecting her judgement.
“Brannan Vines has never been to war, but her husband, Caleb, was sent to Iraq twice, where he served in the infantry as a designated marksman. 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.”
This is a factual claim because it tells us exactly how many soldiers came back with PTSD (including which one Caleb was).
“Hypervigilance sounds innocuous, but it is in fact exhaustingly distressing, a conditioned response to life-threatening situations. Imagine there’s a murderer in your house. And it is dark outside, and the electricity is out. Imagine your nervous system spiking, readying you as you feel your way along the walls, the sensitivity of your hearing, the tautness in your muscles, the alertness shooting around inside your skull. And then imagine feeling like that all the time.”
This is an Analogy Claim because you are comparing two similar things.
Up until 2006, the VA was spending $9.9 million, just 2.5 percent of its medical and prosthetic research budget, on PTSD studies. In 2009, funding was upped to $24.5 million.”