I found this article on “Religious Trauma Syndrome” (RTS) by Valerie Tarico on 21 September 2023. It is located at : www.alternet.org/… .
Now, I suffer from no such thing, as much as I am aware of. My mother stopped our church going by the time I reached 12. From then until about 18 or 19, I considered myself an agnostic. At that time, and somewhat a little before during my tween years briefly, I went to other churches in lieu of the Nazarene (a particularly pernicious brand of Christianity laden with sermons on hellfire and brimstone — at least my church was back then). I investigated other denominations, briefly. Again, in my young adult years, I investigated other denominations, and other religions. After years of education in the sciences, I decided I was no longer an agnostic, but an atheist (not just an atheist — but what I term a strong atheist, no belief in fairies, demons, angels, kobolds, orcs, &c.).
Now, as for the article, I think RTS is a very real thing. So much so, that I think it probably belongs in the DSM-V. I had not heard of this before, or the author or one of her subjects, a psychologist who specializes in treating this. It is my understanding the psychologist originated the field of investigation. Good for her. I think a lot of people could benefit from this article. I think the field of psychology should begin giving this realm of research a lot of attention. I think a very great number of people could benefit from religion recovery therapy.