Review by Sithmi

3/4 Stars

By reading the book, the readers can learn many facts and information related to Psychology and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Even this book has a separate page of bibliography at the end, that contains the resources the writer has referred to when writing the book. The book is a research and a theoretical approach in all aspects, psychologically, biologically, genetically, socially, religiously, etc.

Review by Sampson

4/4 Stars

favourite part of the book was how the author tackled the MMPI (Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory), a standardized psychometric test of adult personality and psychopathology. She even talked about the results and how they are interpreted. There might be backlash from the medical side of things, but I like how she exposed the methods that seemed like frauds to her.

Review by Sunvixen

1/4 Stars

However, later H. Nattanya Andersen begins to talk about supernatural things, spirituality and suchlike high matters. Of course, it is very good that reading spiritual literature helped the author to overcome PTSD syndrome. As the saying goes, a drowning man grabs a straw. Nevertheless, it is somewhat strange to come across extremely lengthy discussions about reincarnation and angels in a book about PTSD syndrome and mental health industry.

Review by Zarhaa

4/4 Stars

I love the book since it shades some light on what PTSD is, it’s symptoms, the different treatments and who are the most affected people in the society. I was glued to the book from the very first day. I was so curious to know all the events about PTSD and to say it it’s a deep-gripping and an educative book. It is so overwhelming to the journeyers as they go through a lot before their recovery and some take so many years to get better.

Review by Cleigh

3/4 Stars

This book sends out a bold and clear message suggesting that everyday individuals have to face this alone, not everyone is lucky to have access to help. The book penned by Anderson is designed to allow individuals to not feel isolated and lonely and to understand that they are not alone in the world when dealing with this condition. This education book is written in the first-hand format which allows it to feel original and from a bird’s eye view. This book does have the ability to help individuals overcome barriers similar to those brought forward from the author.

Review by Tangerine Hippy

3/4 Stars

I like this book because the author was very open about her situation and what helped her to cope. She was able to discover what was doing the most damage in her recovery and sought to fix what she needed to fix. I also have PTSD so this book really spoke to me and I found it to be very informative and relatable. There were sections in this book that spoke to me specifically and, in a way, helped me.

Review by Joy C

3/4 Stars

This book helped me see what the PTSD experience is. It is an existential crisis and not a mental health disorder as we are made to believe. I understood that for the PTSD journeyer to heal, they must first overcome the fear, not of death but life, and learn to live again. This they must do in conditions of peace and quietness, love and compassion. She also broke down concepts like the MMPI scales and scores, the DSM V, Behaviourism, Transhumanism, extinction learning, and a host of other therapies.

Review by Shirley Tome

3/4 Stars

Reading this book was quite an eye-opener for me. The author makes a compelling case about the fallacy of the mental health treatment process, while extensively discussing how a bonanza has been created in the mental health industry to profit off those suffering from PTSD and other mental health related issues. The book is quite voluminous and heavily referenced. As I continued to read, I was amazed at the author’s extensive and deep research she went into writing this book.

Review by Brona Mills

A great insight and alternative view point of looking and dealing with mental health. Although based on experiences with US businesses, unions and professionals, the essence of the book can be adapted elsewhere.

Review by The Prairies Book Review

Anderson challenges the basic assumptions about the PTSD treatment, drawing from her own experience of being diagnosed with PTSD after she survived an airplane engine explosion during work and the subsequent dismissal treatment at the…