I am finding out that it is much easier to tell people I am medically retired (disabled) from a brain injury (PTSD) than it is to explain the details to them as well as helping me to accept my condition. It is sad but there are many people who still think you had to be in military combat to have PTSD. I guess trauma is like a war tho' huh? But anyway I just wondered how many people view their PTSD as a brain injury or psychological injury? Why? and does it help you in dealing with "outsiders"? Or with accepting your diagnosis?