Wolverine with PTSD

By Tatiana Baker 4A

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Wolverine (Logan) suffers often from bad dreams of the events he has gone through (wars, pain, suffering). He also has memories of these events during any time of the day that brings him back to that moment. Logan is constantly angry so he can focus his energy on kicking butt instead of being "vulnerable".
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Course and Progression of the disorder and The Etiology

Wolverine found out that he and his brother were both invincible when their father shot him and he didn't die. As they grew up, they entered every American war due to the fact that they could save lives without risking their own. By doing this, he has witnessed countless deaths and saw many innocent civilians die. His brother betrayed him and so he suffered greatly by injecting metal throughout his body to get revenge. He then found out the man who was helping him risked his (wolverines) life in order to have the metal injections done.

Logan lost most memories when he was shot, but the trauma he went through getting the metal injected in his body constantly haunts him. This trauma caused him to suffer sleepless nights, loneliness, and terrifying flashbacks. That trauma has led him to develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).


About 7.8% of Americans will experience PTSD at some point in their life.
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Wolverine's Adamantium PTSD Moment

Explanation of the Video

He exhibits all the symptoms of PTSD: the flashbacks, the anger, the rage, the random moments of outbursts when triggered.

Therapy: Psychoanalytical

Wolverine is repressing his trauma from fighting in so many wars and also being tortured. That is why it is appearing in his dreams and in flashbacks. To help him with his repression of his trauma, we could use free association to discover his real memories and his unconscious thoughts and feelings.

Therapy: Humanistic

Wolverine has suffered greatly and through client-centered therapy, he will be able to drop the tough guy act and talk about his suffering without facades. It will be completely centered on him and by using active listening, he can feel like someone really cares about his trauma.