I Was Diagnosed Last Year
I went to a community mental health center last year. I have had a history of alcohol abuse, but that was not what I was seeking help for. I was able to quit that on my own. During the diagnostic interview I was screened for PTSD and my life histroy suggested that I had it. Although PTSD was never addressed in my treatment regimine, I have read extensively about both the causes, course of, and very little treatment. This leads me to believed thjere is no real specific treatment. I could be wrong on this matter, but I was never offered treatment or suggested evern as to where I might obtain treatment. Historically PTSD is found among combat veterans or rape victims, which I am neither. An awaremness of having the disorder seems to help understand where my distress is coming from but that is all. At some point in the future I would like to obtain treatment for PTSD. My alcohol and drug use in my youth seems to be the prime focus of any treatment I seek. I have insurance whi9ch would pay for it however the addiction treatment industry has monopolized the support / self help field, in addition to other mental disorders. I know that I would have a hard time discussing the events of my life that caused such a condition. I might even avoid talkinmg about my difficulty because treatment usually occurs in groups with a couple ppl monoplizing the group process. I am seeking help soon.