In popular culture, PTSD is usually associated with military veterans: sad, distant men who’ve come back from unspeakable horror overseas, who dream of gunfire, jump at loud noises, stare at nothing, and suddenly “snap” and shoot up public places for no apparent reason. These characters are usually an object of both pity and fear. Their mental problems are all-encompassing and incurable.
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