The years around the trauma (rape) I did what I could tax wise. I filed irs and state taxes but just took standard exemptions. I was dealing with getting through the day and didn't have money for tax help--or the energy to get receipts pulled together. For 2007 and 2008 I would have saved over 25k itemizing. Now I'm having money problems and want to amend my return. However, those tax years can't be touched ( too long ago). I do qualify for financial disability and know doctors would write a statement. My concern is how public my diagnosis would become? Eg would it be permanently noted in my file? If I were to run for public office would it come out? Would my future filings be flagged/more likely to be audited?