David Del Rio Talks Portraying A PTSD Patient On The Good Doctor [EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]

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KIM SHAW, DAVID DEL RIO. Photo Courtesy of ABC

Post-traumatic stress disorder otherwise known as PTSD is something that affects many veterans that return from deployment. This develops because of the shocking, scary, and dangerous situations that they are faced with. To learn more about PTSD you can visit the National Institute of Mental Health website.

In the last few years, we have seen an increase in the awareness of the effects of PTSD through films and television series. On the winter premiere of ABC’s The Good Doctor, titled LIM, a young war veteran that is fighting PTSD is brought into the hospital. In the episode, we will see how he has become a danger not only to himself but to his loved ones around him.

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DAVID DEL RIO. Photo Courtesy of ABC

Here is the synopsis for The Good Doctor winter premiere episode LIM:
As Chief of Surgery Dr. Audrey Lim (Christina Chang) struggles to cope with the residual emotional trauma of COVID-19, she encounters a young war veteran fighting debilitating PTSD. After discussing his case with the team, Dr. Claire Browne (Antonia Thomas) suggests a radical treatment to help him. Meanwhile, still reeling from the recent loss of his mentee’s patient, Dr. Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore) declares he doesn’t want to teach the new residents anymore. And elsewhere, an eccentric patient keeps the team entertained.


Ahead of the release of the winter premiere of The Good Doctor, LRMOnline had the opportunity to talk with actor David Del Rio. He guests stars as the young war veteran fighting PTSD. During our conversation, we talk about his preparation for the role. His personal connection to members of the military. As well as what he learned about the condition during his time on The Good Doctor. You can check it out below!

The Good Doctor airs Monday at 10:00-11:00 p.m. EST, on ABC.


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