Different forms of Stress

Stress is a global issue, an issue that many of us face today even as college students. A lot of debates come from the topic of stress but one in particular has something to do with either a stress disorder should be treated or left alone.

There are different types of stress, such as Acute Stress, Chronic Stress or Post Traumatic Stress, also known as PTSD. PTSD is commonly found among people who have gone through a very traumatic experience; Veterans who come back from a recent war are good examples of a group of people who usually possess this stress disorder. Although it is not shown in the news, there has been a debate on whether or not the government should limit expensive benefits for emotionally scarred troops. The reason why this connects back to my topic of stress, and how we deal with stress is because the government wants to limit benefits given to these scarred troops which would in turn leave these troops without any support for their disorder. Reading this article has brought new perspective on and brought me to question the topic i am supposed to write about this whole semester. A majority of people know that stress, is curable and can be prevented; also should be an individual’s top priority to maintain his/her health stress level. One thing that I never really questioned myself is how many types of stress disorders are there, and how much money would it cost to actually cure one of these diseases? Would the money, be worth curing someone with PTSD or other diseases such as Chronic Stress? What if a family or an individual does not have the money to pay for what they need, who should they receive it from and how? This all can relate to whether or not dealing and maintain stress at a healthy level should be an individual’s top priority.

In the article provided in my previous paragraph, the writer seemed to have little to no bias, but the writing itself definitely made me rethink my ideas. As I read the article, I noticed that the article provided good ethos and a sense of pathos for those who can relate to the topic. There were statements said by credible people to back up each side of the argument and statistics to back up these statements, an example of one statement could be found on page two of the article, paragraph six. The information given, came from Terance M.Keane “ one of the nation’s best-known PTSD researchers.”. Overall I believe that use of either good ethos, logos or pathos can make an argument seem interesting and can also change one’s mindset about a specific topic, make an individual think of questions, he/she has never thought of before.


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