If you have been in a cult this link will provide a better understanding of the disorder that is not currently recognized in the DSM for Psychiatric proffessionals. There been a lobbying effort to get it included, however, to date, it has not been included. If you are recieving counseling print it out and take it to your professional. By passing this on maybe we can get better help in diagnosing and treating the disorder that has been to date classified under PTSD. It is a form of PTSD but Complex in nature and has some stark differences which are more accurate.