PTSD is a mental illness somebody encounters one or more tragic events such as sexual assault, warfare, traffic collisions, or any other threats to a persons life. Some symptoms would include recurring flashbacks, avoidance or numbing of memories of the event. It was officially recognized as a disease in 1980 by the American psychiatric association. PTSD can also have a negative impact on your sleeping schedule, emotional rollercoasters. a family as a whole as well, some people in the family may want to avoid the person with PTSD, may be depresed because they have to deal with a victim of PTSD everyday, Anger and guilt may also be felt because members of the family are upset that the victim can't escape their problems. A statistic showed that soldiers who enlist before the age of 25 are 7 times more likely to develop PTSD, they're also more likely to have mental problems for the rest of their life. In fact young soldiers are almost guaranteed to have PTSD once all said and done. Imagine how badly this would effect ishmael and all of his friends considering how young they were.
( This soldier is trying to forget about a bad flashback running through his mind right now