You are right. Not so long ago the DSM itself instructed that it wasn't to be used for legal or insurance decisions!Hey guys, the DSM isn't written in stone.
It took EMDR therapy I had about 7 years ago to get through to my brain after trying to figure out what was wrong with me since I was 4 (and am 67 now). It also helped me to be being able to trust a person to love me unconditionally as a surrogate mom.
I had never trusted anyone but had decades of counseling, therapy, medication, hospitalizations that meant nothing. The pain couldn't be dealt with without the emotional protection in EMDR therapy and a good therapist. Then it took years to process and understand the lies about self-blame that warped my thinking in my head.