Wow, great to hear this so well articulated. I now know I have been living with Complex PTSD. I’m 68 years old and have been having issues all my life. Misdiagnosed, mistreated under the “chemical imbalance” BS. Alcoholic. obese anger/relationship issues, anxiety, depression all treatment resistant under the medical model but responding nicely to drug free tools to uncover and heal the real wounds buried in the subconscious. Using the insights from Pete Walker’s book “Complex PTSD from Surviving to Thriving” facilitating healing with Hypnosis, EFT Tapping and many other drug free tools I am feeling better than ever, better than I ever thought I could.