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September 29, 2017 10:25 am  #21

Re: John and his "Posttraumatic Stress Disorder"

True, but then I'm not convinced he had PTSD in the first place! 


September 29, 2017 10:26 am  #22

Re: John and his "Posttraumatic Stress Disorder"

Vhanja wrote:

If we still go by what Martin said, he did not mention PTSD as a reason or factor when he talked about this scene.

Might be because he's an actor and not a war veteran, psychiatrist or reader of the Andy-McNab-Blog ( From what I've read, pretty much everybody who took part in recent conflicts is affected - it's just a topic that's not very much discussed, especially in the UK. Till some veteran shoots his girlfriend (see Andy McNab's Seven Troop -new edition).

And for me John's behaviour through all four seasons corresponds very well to the "aggressive exterior" with a "gentler human being underneath, struggling to get out" mentioned by Paxman (in the link above). The alternative would be that John Watson is simply an arsehole...

Last edited by Kittyhawk (September 30, 2017 9:47 am)


September 29, 2017 5:23 pm  #23

Re: John and his "Posttraumatic Stress Disorder"

And that is simply unthinkable!


September 29, 2017 5:58 pm  #24

Re: John and his "Posttraumatic Stress Disorder"



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