Does someone suffer from PTSD?

Browse movies, tv shows, books and more where someone suffers from PTSD.
There's a category for anxiety attacks, but for me PTSD functions differently. It may seem redundant, but as someone with PTSD, watching someone suffer from PTSD and exhibit symptoms can actually trigger my PTSD. I imagine some other people must feel similarly. Movies would fall into this category if a character talks about having Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or becomes triggered.
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Movie • 2022 Report
Yes
194
No
8
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DAOLYR
There is a moment where a character had a trauma flashback and you can tell he is still very much affected by it. Not sure whether PTSD but I would say Yes
Movie • 2022 Report
Yes
153
No
0
13
DebraR
A major plot point in this movie is dealing with psychological trauma.
TV Show • 2023 Report
Yes
148
No
5
8
cetacn
episode one: joel is shown to suffer from post traumatic stress disorder. at 50:00 and at 1:09:00, he experiences flashbacks. at 1:14:40, he experiences another flashback and subsequently beats an officer to death.
TV Show • 2016 Report
Yes
148
No
2
8
wallflowers
Hopper, a vet, suffers from PTSD. Will and Eleven also seem to suffer from it after their involvement with the upside-down. In S4, the main villain, Vecna, uses teenagers’ trauma to kill them and open gates— primarily seen with Max.
Movie • 2019 Report
Yes
143
No
0
11
cardboardcheese
Character has several flashbacks and anxiety attacks over mentions of their deceased parents. Character also hallucinates their dead sister for a brief moment. Not sure if this counts, but be wary.
Movie • 2023 Report
Yes
110
No
0
18
Bricoleur
Arguably all the Guardians of the Galaxy have some form of PTSD, but this movie is heavily focused on Peter Quill's emotional damage over losing his lover Gamora, and Rocket Raccoon's extensive emotional damage over the deaths of his friends and his creator extensively abusing and rejecting him.
Movie • 2023 Report
Yes
108
No
2
13
Littleolme
Mike has mental health issues and trauma stemming from his younger brother getting kidnapped when he was a child. At the beginning, he beats up an innocent man because he mistakenly assumed that he was trying to kidnap a child and he has recurring dreams/nightmares (somewhat self-inflicted) about the incident.
Movie • 2022 Report
Yes
84
No
10
11
LuckyFox
Never outright stated, but the child's trauma from the car accident is a major plot point.
TV Show • 2022 Report
Yes
78
No
6
16
mistersandman
Not explicitly stated, but seems to be likely as Blackbeard has a flashback and a panic attack upon seeing the fake Kraken in “The Art of Fuckery”.
Video Game Report
Yes
76
No
1
9
courtjester
LITERALLY ALL OF THEM. especially tommy though due to basically everything that ever happened to his character. you could also say ranboo has it too but most of the characters probably have PTSD just because of the things they’ve gone through in the plotline
TV Show • 2019 Report
Yes
72
No
0
11
Everyone does.
TV Show • 2020 Report
Yes
72
No
1
13
AtarahDerekh
After escaping an abusive situation and nearly losing his life in the process, one teenage character suffers a triggering event when he sees an image of his abuser later on. This happens in S2E18: Labyrinth Runners. It's also implied that the main protagonist is starting to develop PTSD, or perhaps already has a form of it after losing her father suddenly at a young age.
TV Show • 2022 Report
Yes
68
No
7
4
JaysonBb
Charlie has past trauma from ben/bullying
Movie • 2018 Report
Yes
67
No
3
10
mfms
Several dreams and events occur which suggest a character has PTSD from severe trauma, but the dreams and events are usually shown as having a supernatural cause rather than mental illness. An actor later reported he had PTSD from making the film.
TV Show • 2008 Report
Yes
67
No
1
10
jessep1nkman
Jesse develops PTSD symptoms throughout the series
Movie • 1996 Report
Yes
67
No
2
6
beehives
Sidney mentions the trauma she has from seeing her mother’s butchered body. This scene is not shown on screen and is only mentioned in conversation between two characters.
Movie • 2022 Report
Yes
65
No
8
TV Show • 2005 Report
Yes
63
No
2
1
Vitya
S7
 E7
Sam and Dean both suffer from PTSD, Sam suffers from flashbacks, nightmares and hallucinations
TV Show • 2014 Report
Yes
61
No
2
5
Gizmo..
People suffer from trauma flashbacks
TV Show • 2019 Report
Yes
61
No
0
12
Hamarhemmo
Klaus fought in Vietnam and is clearly traumatized by this. In season 2 a paint mixer makes loud banging noises and he has a flashback.
All of the main characters suffered traumatic childhoods and it's safe to assume that at least some of them have PTSD because of this.
Movie • 2023 Report
Yes
59
No
3
3
Anonymous
Oppenheimer is deeply disturbed by the results of his work. He's tormented by visions of nuclear war throughout the latter half of the film.
Video Game • 2020 Report
Yes
59
No
0
6
Violet10
None of the characters in Omori have official diagnoses, but the main character and one of his friends have mental health issues that could easily be seen as PTSD.
TV Show • 2011 Report
Yes
54
No
4
4
girr
basically everyone in the show
TV Show • 2021 Report
Yes
53
No
23
1
Many characters have ptsd flashbacks
TV Show Report
Yes
50
No
0
10
cherry
no clear diagnoses, but multiple characters are deeply affected by trauma, and may be seen as having ptsd/c-ptsd
TV Show • 2005 Report
Yes
47
No
1
3
membree711
Owen Hunt has a lot of story arcs about his PTSD from being an army medic. Being triggered results in him strangling a loved one. PTSD comes up for others as well.
Movie • 2022 Report
Yes
46
No
12
10
Arguably, it is implied that Thor may suffer from PTSD after the trauma of losing all of his loved ones in previous movies. Valkyrie very explicitly has PTSD and Gorr discusses her trauma in great detail to trigger her as a form of emotional torture.
TV Show • 2021 Report
Yes
45
No
0
10
TheCassandraComplex
Constantine has reoccurring nightmares about past traumatic events.
TV Show • 2005 Report
Yes
43
No
4
0
TheLittlestTeacup
Several of the main characters develope and suffer from ptsd. Most notably though is spencer Reid, as A. He is severely traumatized on several occasions and B. The signs/symptoms of his ptsd are shown more prominently throughout the seasons. In addition, Jason gideon suffers from ptsd and it is discussed a whole lot in the first season
TV Show • 2019 Report
Yes
43
No
3
2
emmamarie.c_
almost every single character has traumatic events in their life