The symptoms are visible to most of the people involved.
Suggestions and treatment attempts are often temporarily successful.
These symptoms, though, often indicate the presence of a larger, unseen obstacle.
This news is dismaying to those involved, overwhelming, even in concept.
The function of the disorder is to mask a larger vulnerability.
Tread softly for tender feelings abound.
The availability of the person to face harsh issues is key.
When a person feels safe enough to expose a larger truth, this moment should be honored, treated respectfully.
It is a sign of courage.
There was a good reason to suppress information until the arena was safe.