Did Clone troopers suffer from PTSD?

2018-10-19 05:32:09

It is not unheard off for people that have gone through a traumatic experience to develop Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD.) Soldiers and those in the military are known to experience PTSD more than other professions due to the stress and trauma caused through warfare. As an example, the Wikipedia article on PTSD informs us that soldiers are at a high risk of developing the disorder:

Military service is a risk factor for developing PTSD. Around 78% of people exposed to combat do not develop PTSD; in about 25% of military personnel who develop PTSD, its appearance is delayed.

Could Clone troopers suffer from PTSD as a result of trauma on the battlefield or as a result of Killing their former Jedi commanders?

In the Star Wars: Rebels episode “The Last Battle” some have argued that Rex shows signs of PTSD when he appears to have a flash back in which he calls Ezra, ‘Cody’ one of his former comrades.

In Star Wars: The Clone W

  • In the Star Wars: Rebels episode “The Last Battle” some have argued that Rex shows signs of PTSD when he appears to have a flash back in which he calls Ezra, ‘Cody’ one of his former comrades.

    In Star Wars: The Clone Wars season 6 trooper Tup suffers an injury that causes his control chip to malfunction and execute order 66 prematurely. This is not true PTSD but certainly alludes to it.

    2018-10-19 05:44:16
  • Normal clones:

    Possibly, it's hard to say. I would wager that it is possible given that they are still human. They are probably highly resistant towards PTSD though since they have been indoctrinated from birth towards the very purpose of war. Coupling that with their average survival rate and I think that most would not live long enough to ever experience it.

    Most soldiers only get PTSD when they have returned from war, but clones even if they win and survive a battle it would be straight on to the next one until the day they died, which would also be relatively quick since they age way faster.

    There is also the issue with the mind control chips that makes them do whatever they are ordered. Most clones had quite a bond with their Jedi commanders (see Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Plo Koon had quite the bond) yet the clones did not hesitate for a second to shoot them all down.

    I can't conclude for certain, though I would lean towards a yes.

    Commando clones:

    Now these guys I wou

    2018-10-19 06:31:14