I went to Mt. Shasta here in California. I don't want to admit, but I heard of novel treatments for PTSD at a vet clinic there. I got a friend and we went camping. I went to meeting that night and met a guy who was a vet, who was likely being treated at the clinic. When I mentioned I had PTSD he became angry. He said I how dare I say I had PTSD because I wan't a vet, that I couldn't possibly understand what he went through. I figure this is what we do. I used to say stuff like that. That you couldn't possibly understand, and I am sure never giving you the chance. But something was bugging me. The next day I was at the Shasta Post Office and there was a newspaper. It was article about PTSD written by the VA. It said they had decided PTSD was incurable. It was a pretty disappointing awful trip. Later, I saw an article written by a psychologist at the VA. He said for years they had been telling vets that PTSD is a badge of honor for their sacrifice, that is shows they have served honorably. It is an attempt to soothe their symptoms, in a way valid, and not malicious in any way. I have encountered vets who have internalized this. I think the more accurate diagnosis of CPTSD is good. It differentiates because my perpetrator was my Dad, unlike an anonymous enemy, who can be hated. I also had a classic trauma. I don't want to speak out and mess with this. I doubt anyone would be helped and many would be harmed. Unfortunately, a women came to our local meeting. She said her doctor said she had PTSD, but she didn't believe it because she wasn't a vet. I think I will be sure and talk about CPSTD when I can.