Talk:Post-traumatic stress disorder

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Question: "Calling shell shock PTSD is about as politically correct as calling your poodle a dog." shouldn't that be the other way around? Since shell shock was the term applied specifically to veterans with PTSD, wouldn't it be a subset of PTSD the way poodles are a subset of dogs? So, shell shock : PTSD :: poodle : dog, right? Or am I missing the point entirely? (It's probably that one.) Argenti Aertheri (talk) 17:36, 30 August 2015 (UTC)

I think you're right...unless somebody else wants to chime in on this and how it was written. Zero (talk - contributions) 22:59, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
Oh hey, I wrote that. The reasoning is that "PTSD" encompasses shell shock (which is a specific name for combat-induced PTSD) in the same way "dog" encompasses poodles. It's not exactly perfect, more of an extra bit of snark on the habit of calling "PC police" over actual correct terminology. 128.79.41.13 (talk) 15:04, 13 October 2015 (UTC)
How is it even not politically correct to call your poodle a dog? Is it politically not correct to call any ethnicity human? I don't get that analogy.--188.101.15.56 (talk) 22:32, 10 November 2015 (UTC)