What psychological disorder did Matt Damon's character have in "Good Will Hunting"?

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Will Hunting, the character that Matt Damon plays in "Good Will Hunting," demonstrates hallmarks of post-traumatic stress disorder. The story shows hints of this throughout the movie, and by the end, the root of Will Hunting's disorder becomes clear.

The character of Will Hunting has failed to live to the remarkable amount of promise that he clearly displays. Hunting is very gifted, and maybe even brilliant, with an incredible capacity for both absorbing and comprehending complex ideas and vast amounts of knowledge. However, the character has a tendency towards violence and has developed a thick behavioral shell to protect himself from vulnerability. These issues are characteristic of PTSD, and his trauma is confirmed within the movie's plot.

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