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Why Does C-PTSD Need to Be in the DSM?
We are pushing a national agenda to make C-PTSD a recognized disorder in DSM. With our advocacy efforts, we are forging relationships with survivors and mental health professionals to make successful leaps to provide the recognition our community deserves.
We know that when there is more awareness around a disorder, there is more research devoted to it, and helping sufferers. With C-PTSD in the DSM, more mental health professionals will better learn about the symptoms so they are better equipped to serve our community.
Receiving a C-PTSD diagnosis can be scary. For many of us, we have felt relief and empowerment through this diagnosis, as we finally begin to realize there is nothing wrong with us. The symptoms that come along with C-PTSD are a normal reaction to an abnormal situation, like trauma.
When C-PTSD is a recognized disorder, more people will be able to receive the care they deserve. Therapists and providers will be more likely to spot the symptoms so people don’t have to suffer in silence, from an undiagnosed reason.
C-PTSD in the DSM reaffirms what we know at Healing & CPTSD: trauma has lasting effects on the body and mind.
Through appropriate care, healing is possible.