Your post is so much appreciated. It seems that after treatment from what I have seen on the forum the condition is treated but emotional issues or how one handles the situation is pretty much in our own hands. I found myself that the doctors see an emotional issue as anxiety or depression and often refer you for counselling or prescribe medications. There is nothing wrong with that if really it is medically necessary. I haven't been treated yet so I do not know what it feels like to have emotional issues post treatment, but I can tell you that after being diagnosed, I stayed in the house for one week and a half, did not go to work, did not do anything at all. I was the type of person that could not fall asleep until my teenage kids were home and made sure that if it was late I would give them a call to make sure that everything was o.k. This stopped suddenly, I couldn't sleep but I wasn't waiting up for the kids, mentally drained, I could not allow any other stress in my brain. I can only imagine what it is like after treatment if the person is left with some deficites to deal with. However, between myself and I and with the support of the ones around me I got myself out of the depression. Still the anxiety is there but learning how to manage it.
A co-worker gave me a book called "the secret". This is a book that I recommend to everyone. It teaches you thought process, as hard as it may seem and guides you through positive mental attitude. I find myself reading it specially when I am starting to feel lousy and slowly find myself feeling better again. I think that you are definitely correct in that when someone gets treated for this sort of thing, there should at least some mention on how the person has handled the journey prior to treatment and how they will handle it post treatment. However, I believe like any situation in life, you are the key to the recovery.