My Traumatic Stress - A New All Trauma Community If you're having a difficult time with a minor or major traumatic event, not PTSD specific, we now support all trauma types at My Traumatic Stress community. No diagnosis required. Hi everyone, I have C-ptsd from long term severe childhood bullying at school. It was diagnosed 6 months ago following a childhood wracked with severe anxiety then 2 decades of severe depression, mood disturbance, and subsequent misdiagnosis and mismanagement of the issue. Only since I was treated for the trauma, and the diagnosis of bipolar removed, have I begun to figure out who I am and what I want in life. The trauma which was at its worst when I was a teenager, resulted in me skipping the psychosocial developmental stage in adolescence where you discover your identity. At 33 years of age, I am being weaned off the heavy mind numbing drugs typically used in psychotic patients and am learning how to function in the world as a 'normal person'. I feel cheated and angry at the circumstances that allowed the bullying to go on so long, and at the mental health system that continually failed to diagnose and treat the actual problem. I now have issues with sexuality and relationships, managing and understanding my emotions, socialising, and relating to people, and knowing who I am. Not knowing who I am makes meeting people difficult because they want to know what I like and dislike etc... in all aspects of life and to be honest, I am still figuring that out!