These are the words of Marine CPL. Dan Hanson, who is currently experiencing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), in an interview with USA Today about the hit war movie American Sniper. The film was described by many as a realistic portrayal of the experiences of military personnel in the chaos of the battlefield, which usually leads to them developing PTSD.
PTSD occurs as a result of the life-threatening and psychologically tormenting experiences that always come with war. Losing dear friends from mortar explosions and taking away enemies’ lives in full-contact battles are just some of the nightmares that haunt PTSD sufferers in their sleep.