BEGIN THE ONE HOUR EXERCISE.
- “The pictures in his brain disorienting him among the stacks, which could turn from stacks to rows of rooftops that need to be scanned for snipers.”
The pictures in his brain disorienting: One of the effects Caleb is experiencing from PTSD. Pictures are coming to his mind from previous experiences.
- Stacks to rows of rooftops that need to be scanned for snipers: Caleb just doing a normal thing, gets interrupted by the effects of PTSD.
- “Hypotheses for why PTSD only tortures some trauma victims blame it on unhappily coded proteins, or a misbehaving amygdala. Family history, or maybe previous trauma.”
- PTSD does not affect everyone.
- Some people with PTSD blame it on products or trauma.
- Certain things can trigger PTSD in some people.
- “Whatever is happening to Caleb, it’s as old as war itself.”
- “It’s as old as war itself.” Simile.
- PTSD has been effecting people for a long time.
- The ancient historian Herodotus told of Greeks being honorably dismissed for being “out of heart” and “unwilling to encounter danger.”
- Greeks were dismissed from having side effects of PTSD.
- There was not a given name for the diagnoses.
- Instead of being dismissed from PTSD the Greeks were dismissed for being “out of heart and “unwilling to encounter danger.
- “It wasn’t an official diagnosis until 1980, when Post Traumatic Stress Disorder made its debut in psychiatry’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.”
- Was not considered an official sickness until 1980.
- Made a debut in book.
END OF ONE HOUR EXERCISE