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 hands of a wide array of workers compensation boards and airline employed psychiatrists and psychologists. Drawing heavily on the research of renowned psychologists and psychiatrists such as James T. Webb, Irvin David Yalom among others, she argues that after the PTSD causing event, PTSD sufferers are overcome by an overwhelming meaninglessness of life, and to heal they need complete solitude to try to solve the turmoil within. Anderson further argues that the mental health professionals’ so-called healing modulation which includes psychiatric medications mainly does nothing but intensify PTSD symptoms and create suicidal tendencies in sufferer’s mind.The Prairies Book Review
Beginning with the basics of PTSD and MMPI Scales, she discusses DSM-5 diagnosis, dialectical behavior therapy, hypnosis, bio psychiatry, electric shock therapy, accelerated resolution therapy among others. Asserting that the psychiatrist-approved pharmaceutical PTSD medication and therapies are merely a diversion tactic from the actual truth of PTSD healing, Anderson emphasizes the importance of holistic-based approaches for the treatment of PTSD. This eye-opener acocunt will help readers suss out the truth about the PTSD healing.
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.Brona Mills
I loved the simplicity of this book. There were no obscure medical terms. The author’s first-hand experience gives this book a touch of originality. I observed that the author’s favored modes of treatment might be viewed as unconventional. But then, we all have a right to our views. However, tapping from my previous knowledge on PTSD, I found much of her sentiments agreeable.Online Book Club
This eye-opener account will help readers suss out the truth about the PTSD healing.Booksirens