Also one last thing before I trundle off to bed
As far as I’ve seen, it’s a universal sentiment that the way they examined Tony Stark’s PTSD in IM3 is pretty much perfect. And I can’t really speak to that, because I haven’t seen that movie. But that’s what I’ve been told.
And from what I understand, they show him suffering from insomnia and excessive reaction to stimuli and other things like that. Which again, is good and generally what we understand PTSD to look like.
One of the things I liked about Captain America: The Winter Soldier was that while it didn’t really spend a lot of time on Steve Rogers mental health, there are subtle hints that something is off and he’s not doing very well. (With very good reason. He’s a WWII vet, he suffered extreme trauma with the plane crash and subsequent freezing, and then not long after they found him there was the whole Loki thing and attack on New York.)
And it’s not as immediately obvious as it is with Tony that something is off. It’s smaller things. He doesn’t go out. He doesn’t have friends outside of work. We’re shown no indication that he’s continuing with his art. He’s keeping it together for his job but I think he’s actually really depressed when the movie starts.
And by the end… it’s probably not that much better, tbh. Battle isn’t actually a good form of therapy. But he has friends now. Natasha and Sam. The ones who noticed how bad he was struggling and reached out before he even knew how to ask for help.
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