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Post-Traumatic stress disorder or PTSD is a disorder that can occur in people who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event such as a natural disaster, a serious accident, a terrorist act, war/combat, rape or other violent personal assault. Not everyone who lives through a dangerous event develops PTSD. About 8 out of 100 people experience PTSD. The disorder is also impairs the person’s ability to function It also causes difficulty sleeping, anger, irritability, and difficulty concentrating n in social or family life, difficulty parenting, marital problems and divorces
Macbeth shows signs of PTSD throughout the story and the symptoms worsen after he murders the traitor, King Duncan, and Banquo.
At the beginning of the story when Macbeth murders the traitor, he is a soldier that was the traumatic event to start the diagnosis of PTSD. From then he murders King Duncan to become king. When he murders king Duncan he then experiences hallucinations. He also experiences insomnia and nightmares
After this is done he then has people to attempt to murder Banquo in which the attempt was successful. When Banquo is dead he starts experiencing more hallucinations which he then sees Banquo’s Ghost. Banquo has been murdered due to suspicion and Macbeth wants to avoid that which is another symptom that People with PTSD usually avoid things that cause them to remember the situation.

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