MCU: 10 Fascinating Facts Behind Iron Man 3 (2013)

4. It's Considered A Realistic Depiction Of PTSD

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Hollywood has an issue with depicting mental health conditions accurately most of the time. If they're not exploiting conditions as "character quirks", they're advancing old stereotypes and dangerous cliches and it's really not a good look.

In contrast Iron Man 3 was so good with its focus on Tony Stark's PTSD that it's been cited in psychology textbooks, as revealed by one Redditor. That would be even more impressive if it weren't for the fact that the textbook in question managed to use an image from entirely the wrong movie to celebrate it...

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