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Friday 23rd August 2019

Emmerdale viewers confused as Ellis Chapman's PTSD is seemingly forgotten about

Ellis was stabbed earlier this year!

Emmerdale viewers have been left confused as Ellis Chapman's PTSD has seemingly been forgotten about.

Earlier this year Ellis's brother Billy got on the wrong side of old friend Max.

The criminal tried to get Billy back into a life of crime however, Billy was determined to stay out of trouble.

During the Emmerdale Big Night Out, Ellis was stabbed and was left thinking that Max was behind the horrific crime. However, the stabbing was down to someone else entirely - although Billy was still involved.

Ellis was stabbed on Emmerdale's Big Night Out (Credit: YouTube/Emmerdale)

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However, there has been no mention of it for a while which I find strange.

Years before, Billy and his friends had beaten up a man named Riley, who was left in hospital. The attack led to Billy serving time in prison.

Riley's siblings stabbed Ellis as a form of revenge on Billy.

Back in June, shortly after he was attacked, Ellis began having anxiety attacks and after a text from Max, he worried the gangster was after him.

When Ellis heard someone trying to get in the house, he hit the 'intruder' over the head with a rolling pin but was mortified when he realised it was his stepdad, Marlon.

Ellis had PTSD after his attack (Credit: ITV)

Luckily Manpreet came to help out but when Ellis revealed what he had been experiencing, she suggested he could be suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

The NHS website's definition of PTSD states it is "an anxiety disorder caused by very stressful, frightening or distressing events."

On a Digital Spy forum viewers have been left wondering why Ellis's condition hasn't been revisited.

One viewer wrote: "I was really happy that Emmerdale was covering PTSD again because they did such a fantastic job with Chas's PTSD storyline that I was hoping we'd see it covered again with Ellis.

"However, there has been no mention of it for a while which I find strange."

Ellis had panic attacks (Credit: ITV)

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A second viewer commented: "Seems like it's been forgotten about. And it's a real shame because soaps should be covering PTSD outside of rape victims and army veterans too."

Another wrote: "No, it lasted for about a week. That's long-term consequences by Emmerdale standards these days. If the plot requires it, Ellis will be traumatised again."

Another added: "Same in all soaps - Craig in Coronation Street recovered rapidly from OCD.

"After a few weeks characters miraculously recover from their conditions, never to be heard of again."

However one fan did point out Ellis is receiving counselling for his PTSD.

ED! has contacted Emmerdale for comment on this storyline.

Emmerdale is on Monday to Friday at 7pm with an extra episode at 8pm on Thursday on ITV.

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