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Review by Eugennetom-98

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is one of the mental health disorders that has caused many deaths around the world, but, again the doctors have also ignored it by not handling patients battling this disorder professionally and instead the quest for money has led in the front while they mask themselves on what they say is help when handling PTSD experience rs. They have come up with a lot of fallacies in it.There are four groups of people who are prone to this disease namely; police officers, soldiers, military and the aircrews.

The Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Fallacy is a self help book tailored to help the reader to know the fallacies that the world best doctors, (and to emphasize) doctors with Ph.Ds, masters and all sort of qualifications in medicine expose to people experiencing the traumatic stress disorder. The author of the book H. Nattanya Anderson gives solution to how one can heal himself or herself without the use of pharmaceutical drugs.

Author H. Nattanya Anderson is writing from experience. Before the PTSD experience she was an aircrew only after the experience of the event that thing started changing on her. She narrates how she visited many hospitals hoping that she could get some help but all were just to kill her . She talks of the drug that she was given that instead of healing her worsened her condition. The determination that she had on knowing about PTSD made her to escape untimely death that was before her.

The author also goes further to explain deeply why PTSD experience rs can not get quality care, instead trials and errors are done on them like they are animals as they believe human beings are, this makes them loose the lives of intelligent citizen as she says because the intelligent and the physically strong are the most affected by this disease.

The book teaches the readers on ways to get out of the situation safely. It speaks of the powers that be (as stated by the author) that should be helping these people to get quality care doing the opposite. The likes of WCB (Workers Compensation Board ) which should be of great importance are used to put the experience rs down just for the gain of money.

There are a lot to like in this book: however, there are also few noticeable negatives. There are handful typographical and grammatical errors spotted while i was reading this book. I am confirming that the book was professionally edited. the errors i encountered were non- destructive. The book had some repetition of some points in the same chapter which may be annoying to some readers but of course to me i never had problems with them. It had an instance of sexual languages that i spotted while reading.

My rating for the book the post traumatic stress disorder fallacy is a full four out of four stars.I liked and enjoyed the book so much that under rating it will be unjustified . I recommend the book to all people undergoing the PTSD crisis. I also recommend it to public who can read because in as much as one may have not undergone this it may be on the way so the public needs to be ready. 

Review by Lilyhale90

What comes to your mind when you hear Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)? Is it a mentally deranged person, a psychopath or a fear-stricken person on the verge of suicide? For me, it is an extreme fear of the unknown, and here is why; when I was young, a friend casually pushed me, and my head hit a pillar. Before I could make contact with the column, I believed I was going to lose my sight. Although I survived the moment having to make do with a deep scar on my eyebrow, I had to live with a fear of pillars for three(3) years. Thus my passion for anything PTSD related to date.

In The Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Fallacy by H. Nattanya Andersen, a woman embarks on the journey of self-recovery after barely surviving a Boeing 727 engine explosion five feet away from her while she was mid-air. We see her experience the fear that comes with survival, her medical, psychological and spiritual revival from the reins of insanity to a reconstructed self-developed person.

There is quite a lot going on in this book; the recovery story, the contrast between medical expectation and reality, the highly researched yet simple information, and finally, the author’s profound point of view backed by evidence. 

Albeit being a long read, this novel is not monotonous in any sense, getting more intriguing the deeper you dive. I found myself siding with the writer’s perspective in almost every instance, snorting and chuckling to myself whenever my sense of arrogance kicks in after having guessed the outcome of an event successfully. 

Although there are references made to different religious affiliations, it is not enough to spike controversies. If I am to pick one ace attribute of this book, it will be the simplicity of the text, technical yet easy to interpret.

The only thing that I found dissatisfactory was that the writer focused too much on the evidence rather than the recovery story. Sure, the facts behind every suggestion make the whole novel worth a million, but how great would it be if it was fifty per cent on the emotional side and fifty per cent heavy research? That notwithstanding, it was an excellent read, definitely worth all attention! 

Whilst there are a few errors in the book, it did not interfere with my enjoyment. However, I rate this book 3 out of 4 stars taking one star off for the few grammatical errors I spotted because I’m a sucker for perfection. I recommend this book to the families and patients of PTSD who are looking to tackle their fears head-on or are looking for answers to questions medicine cannot solve. 

In my opinion, anyone looking to expand their knowledge on stress, anxiety or PTSD should get a copy of this book as a guide. 

Review by Maxpien_zen1

The Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Fallacy by H. Nattanya Andersen is a non-anecdotal book that assists the reader with understanding PTSD according to the casualties’ perspective. It explains PTSD as a blessing, what PTSD casualties go through, how to recreate and get what the casualties need and need for them to remake. I had the opportunity to learn new things by perusing this book. For example, the casualty needs to develop Self-healthiness, cognizance, and wellbeing by embracing self-sympathy, compassion, order, persistency, and an uplifting outlook in the recuperation cycle.

I loved the ease of this book. There were no dull clinical terms. The author’s immediate experience gives this book a scramble of development. I saw that the maker’s upheld techniques for treatment might be viewed as unconventional. However, then we overall hold an alternative to our points of view. Regardless, tapping from my past data on PTSD, I found a considerable amount of her decisions satisfying.

This book is an incredible tool, and it helps PTSD casualties comprehend that they’re the only ones significantly answerable for their mending. This is because nobody, not even the absolute best specialists, will get what they are going through aside from themselves. The information gained from this perusing is extraordinary.

I would rate 4 out of 4 stars on this and I highly suggest The Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Fallacy to specialists and experts in the field of brain research and those keen on examining brain research. Particularly, I urge brain science fans to peruse this book. Likewise, if you are determined to have PTSD or pain, I suggest you read this book and assist you with conquering it. 

Review by Laksha Maria Charbel

Under what circumstances is ignorance bliss? And to whose personal advantage? How does modern humanity benefit and evolve organically when overwhelmingly adopting this cultural mindset? Are we truly incapable of making changes to the way the world is currently operating? Who is responsible for our emotional well-being and personal life? What correctly is the secret purpose of our individual lives? Are the ”Archons“ often blamed as a means to shift focus from our unwillingness to take control of our lives? Are we begotten imbeciles or do we render ourselves imbecilic by our love for dwelling in “The victim” spectrum that’s in fashion in today’s world? These are merely some of the pressing questions posed by author H Nattanya Andersen in, “The Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Fallacy: A Mental Health Industry Bonanza of Profit and Human Destruction (Trilogy: part 1)”.

From Andersen, an ex-flight attendant’s journey through PTSD and subsequent self-recovery after a Boeing 747 engine exploded 5 feet away from her at 6,000 ft., escaping death by a hair’s breadth and being launched into the mental health mayhem, systematically drugged, cut off from financial support, driven to the edge of insanity in the pretense of helping her; to her profound search for knowledge, subsequent reflections on the self, the world and the beyond, this book is packed with life-altering, thought-provoking, and soul-stirring revelations brought about in a well-researched, in-depth and bibliotherapy formats. The imminent dangers of living in the “Doctor knows best” fascist ideology and the reality of the Mental health industry’s perception-deception agenda and personal greed, thereby crippling and destroying humanity in body and mind is the greatest eye-opener this book offers.

The most beautiful aspect of this book is the journey you are taken on by Andersen’s profound research, knowledge, and brilliant writing. From numerous papers, theories, hypotheses, treatment modalities, and so-called ”recent” developments in psychology to the very origin of psychology, neurology, metaphysics, philosophy, theology, and literary epics, she takes you through various centuries of human history and ancient civilizations across the globe to awaken the thinker(lying dormant) inside the reader. No conclusions are typically imposed on the modern reader, you are free to sincerely think and likely reason at your unique thought process. Though the facts all point in the direction, brilliantly forming the backbone of this trilogy and beautifully lead by the author, who is unafraid to express her deductions straightforwardly. Through this awakening, further exploration, and reflection, the reader begins to understand the infinite nature of the self and thereby be empowered to restore themselves.

This book is lacking in nothing save, professional editing. Several descriptive paragraphs and sometimes pages are typically repeated. Grammatical, typographical, and punctuation errors can equally be seen throughout the book. All things considered, I rate the book 3 out of 4 stars due to editing shortfalls. The book’s length, which in common is a given since it undoubtedly intends to serve as bibliotherapy, might inevitably affect the reach of this elegant and essential book to a wider audience. However, to those who do not shy away from long pages and with intellectual curiosity, this book is sure to produce a lasting impact. Personally, this was a life-altering book, which encouraged me to step out of the ”Mental Health Fallacy“ which had me enslaved and traumatized for two years.

I recommend this fantastic read to anyone who wishes to awaken from their antidepressant-induced slumber and put an end to the farce of Psychology as Andersen says “Only The self can heal the self”, to all intellects and inquisitive minds out there that will depart from this book wanting more and reflecting endlessly. Mostly to the veterans, firefighters, policemen, aircrew, and other brilliant minds prone to PTSD in their ordinary line of work this book is written for your empowerment, awakening, and true recovery, should you wish to help yourself. 

Review by pageturner19

When I first selected this book to review, my thoughts at the time were that I might learn something interesting about PTSD. People with PTSD suffer every day after their lives are turned upside down due to a traumatic event. I had no clue that I was about to be taken on an amazing journey, following a path paved with astonishing information and shocking facts. The truth about the methods used by mental health practitioners and the pharmaceutical drug industry is equally horrifying and disgusting. The effects of the mind-altering drugs and the soul-destroying tactics of those supposed to aid in human well-being are so clearly and descriptively laid out in this brilliant book. 

The author has basically created a detailed map to guide the PTSD affected through the spider web created by mental health professionals, thereby helping themselves to heal safely. I was thrilled, however, to find out that this book is not only helpful to those experiencing PTSD. It is packed with useful information that anyone can use in their day to day lives. Such as the chapter dedicated to explaining all about the misalignment of the vitally important Atlas vertebra and the vast negative effects it can have on your health. After reading this book, my advice to one and all is this: purchase this book and use it to mentally arm yourself with the knowledge it provides! You won’t regret it.

I have to take my hat off to the writer for the amount of time and effort she has put into her work. It takes true dedication and passion; to create something so detailed, and it also takes immense courage to stand up to the powers that be, as they are referred to in the book. With the constant threat of financial aid being taken away and the endless below the belt tactics of mental health practitioners, it’s a miracle that the author is still alive and kicking, let alone fighting back. I love her justified sarcastic stabs here and there, in the direction of those who deserve it most. At the very end of the book, there is a detailed list of all the works written by other authors and professionals that have been referenced, which would be helpful to anyone who wishes to view those works in full detail. All in all, I give this written triumph a double thumbs up!

I would like to explicitly state that there was not a single aspect of this book that I didn’t like. I will be telling anyone who will listen about what I have learnt so that they might pick up something that could be useful to them too. There were a few errors here and there along the way, and for this reason, I do not think that the book was edited by a professional editor. Having said that, the errors were small, and they didn’t affect my reading experience at all. 

I would recommend The Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Fallacy by H. Nattanya Andersen, to anyone who is suffering from PTSD, and also to readers who are simply interested in this topic and want to know more about it, either to further their own knowledge or to help someone they know, who might be affected by PTSD. The genre of this publication falls under the category of non-fiction.

I am pleased to give this excellent book a rating of 4 out of 4 stars. It deserves nothing less in my opinion. 

Review by Aaryaa Sharma

PTSD is a topic that comes up in many stories. However, almost all of them have a different description and that makes you wonder what this disorder really involves.The Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Fallacy by H. Nattanya Anderson is an excellent choice for understanding what PTSD is all about, as described by a person who has gone through it herself. This book destroys any pre conceived notions that a person might have regarding PTSD.
The author, at the very start of the book, calls out the ineffective and redundant methods used by psychologists to treat PTSD. She brings focus to the unfair treatment that the affected are given by those people who are supposed to help them recover. The author describes what she thinks is the cause of PTSD, and what realisation finally gives the person the motivation to start their lives anew. This book provides the step by step method of laying the foundation of life again.
It is revealed that there is no specific test for the diagnosis of PTSD. Most of what is known about the disorder are mere speculations and hypotheses by people who do not have any idea about what it is like to suffer from PTSD. Many people who have no choice but to depend on other bigger institutions for help, are often treated like guinea pigs, disregarding the effect a treatment might have on their health.
The thoughts of a person suffering from PTSD, which the author has written from her own experiences, provide an enlightening perspective of what the world seems like to people who have gone through experiences that change not only the way they see themselves, but also how they view life. It is obvious by the wide range of topics that the author covers that she has deeply researched the subject. From the different kinds of approaches on dealing with PTSD to psychometry to old myths, anyone can learns lot from this book. The different subjects dealt with by the author make you curious about them.
The most important point that the author puts forth is that even if you get good help, it is you yourself, who has to be willing to take steps towards recovery. Unlike how it is mentioned in many stories, recovery from PTSD is a long journey, and is not fixed by hugging someone you love.
The different topics mentioned in this book are not only applicable for those suffering from PTSD. In fact there are many points which a person can apply in his/ her life to make it better, or just to have a greater understanding of themselves. Author’s journey to achieving peace and mental health by herself with the help of books and other stuff like meditation and psychometry is something that can definitely be applied to a person’s life. The role of pet animals (specially, dogs) in recovering is also mentioned.
I would give this book 3 out of 4 stars. Though one of the better qualities of this book is the honesty of the author, at some points she may seem a little bit too critical. It is true that one can improve when he/ she helps themselves, but the author often mentions it as the only way to cure yourself and that help from ‘experts’ will definitely be detrimental. The book could also be better edited, with some part of chapter 11 repeated in chapter 12, along with other typos.
I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who is either considering, or is already in therapy. Also, any individual who is interested in learning more about the Self will also enjoy this book. 

Review by Adrian Kinyanjui

The Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Fallacy is an outstanding book by H. Nattanya Andersen. She documents her struggles with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder(PTSD), the common PTSD misdiagnosis, and the struggles that people living with PTSD go through. The book starts with the near-death experience she encounters when working as a flight attendant in a major airline. Her PTSD dilemma began when a Boeing engine exploded mid-air just a few feet away from where she was. The experience that she went through afterward prompted her to write a life-changing trilogy: The Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Fallacy: A Mental Health Industry Bonanza of Profit and Human Destruction.

After the near-death experience, Nattanya Andersen narrates how the airline psychiatrists did more harm than good to help her recover, only to be supported by her Irish psychiatrist. She then goes on to explain the kind of struggles people living with PTSD go through. She even states that PTSD is not a mental disorder, as the so-called experts claim. It is, instead, an existential crisis that builds up within. While reading the book, I was saddened that we, the supposedly loved ones, deny the people living with PTSD isolation, thinking that we are protecting them. Well, according to Nattanya Andersen, the isolation they crave brings peace that they need to heal.

Although I’m not a PTSD victim or have a loved one who suffers from it, the book was an eye-opener. I am glad that it helped prepare me in case of any traumatic experience. I loved how the author gives her insights and quotes the experts in her explanations which leaves the readers satisfied and adds credibility to her findings. I also admire how courageous and daring the author is to trend off the beaten path.

I would recommend the book to readers who love mental health non-fiction books. People who have recently undergone a traumatic experience or have someone who has PTSD will also find the book helpful. This is because the book has a lot to offer, and more importantly, from someone who has a firsthand experience of PTSD and not just an expert.

Overall the book was generally enjoyable, educational, and informative. I will hence rate the book 4 out of 4 stars since it was exceptionally well-edited, enjoyable to read, and did not disappoint. In conclusion, I felt that the author is extremely talented. Going forward, I’ll be keen to check out any of her upcoming books in the future.

Review by Niamh Bass

I really did enjoy this book I like how it challenges norms of what PTSD treatment is like. I am surprised this does not have more talk about it. I like how heavily researched this is also the thought behind it for someone who has a good understanding of what PTSD is like I would definitely recommend or for those who have even experienced themselves as it provides great insight. Equally for those interested in mental health and how it can be dealt with. I feel as though this subject is not discussed or spoken about enough and especially difficult to find any perception or an accurate perception in books. Mental health and this industry always undergo scrutiny and its refreshing to find something so raw and open. It reveals also many secretes and topics I did not know about which I found very interesting. It makes you question everything for days on end and creates great discussions. This changes perceptions and is guaranteed to make you think. I made my close friend read this book and she had the same view too we had intellectual talks about this and created conversations I never thought I would have. I really appreciate how open the author writes and how powerful it can be. Some lines really spoke out to me, and I really felt her emotion when writing this. You can almost hear her speaking through the book like you are listening to an interview. She is careful when choosing words everything has meaning behind it in order to empower PTSD patients rather then to belittle or victimize them which I really like its not often you get this. I like how thorough the book is it takes you through everything slow and steady which I like however if you are more interested in face pace this might not be the book for you. It is a long book hence the nice pace it travels but I do not mind that. It is something or others to think about though if they do not enjoy that kind of writing. It is only based on American professionals so is a very niche perspective I am not sure how adaptable to elsewhere. Despite this, it is interesting to know about all methods used some were very shocking indeed. In terms of grammar there seems to be a mix of American and English spelling I suggest just reading round this. There does seem to be a few errors but does not disturb the reading too much I don’t think. That being said, that would be my only critique of the book. However, this is a very good read and would most definitely recommend hence the 3 out of 4 rating. 

Review by sssns

Nattanya Andersen survives a mid-air engine explosion while working as a flight attendant in one of the world’s largest air carriers. She incurs post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from the tragic incident. Living with PTSD and her road to recovery is a life-changing experience. Her discoveries about the various industries at play in the treatment of PTSD are eye-opening. Eventually, her journey leads to the most appropriate approach to managing her condition. In this book, she shares her realizations that shed a different light on the perception of PTSD.

The Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Fallacy by H. Nattanya Anderson is the first installation of a nonfiction trilogy. It is an expository and a self-help book. There are fifty-seven chapters that examine the available PTSD treatments and the relevant industries that deal with this affliction. It covers a wide range of treatment modalities: the traditional and the modern, and the mainstream and the alternative. Behavioral diagnosis, electric shocks, hypnosis, lobotomy, and virtual reality are some of the examples mentioned in the book. It approaches the discussion by establishing the development of the treatments. It provides the background and contribution of the developer and the effectiveness of the therapies. Likewise, it examines the involvement and interventions of the healthcare industry, the employment sector, and pharmaceutical companies. The presentation gives an equally controversial and thought-provoking perspective.

The exposition takes a large portion of the book, but it builds up the self-help part. After examining the available treatments and the relevant industry players, the author concludes with the most suitable practice to manage and recover from PTSD.

The clever and consistent use of labels is what I like and dislike in the book. The author believes PTSD is neither a disease nor a sickness. And throughout the entire book, those with PTSD are not referred to as “patients.” I appreciate the mindful choice of words which is empowering to those with PTSD. However, the author has a creative word-play for the psychotherapists. She calls them “psycho-the-rapists.” The author may have strong opposing views about the profession and the practice, but I think the name-calling is unnecessary.

Because of the volume of information, it needs more than one reading session to finish and fully absorb the book. There are detailed explanations of the technical terms. But sometimes, the supporting discussions tend to steer away from the topic. A background in pharmacy, psychiatry, and psychology is helpful. There are direct quotations from related references, which the author interprets after. The repetition makes the discussion lengthy. Citations are in parenthesis, which also adds length to the sentences and somehow affects the smooth flow of reading. Footnotes or endnotes might help make the text more concise, keep to the subject and avoid repetition. The organized list of supporting materials will complement the compiled sources provided at the end of the book.

The errors in grammar, punctuation, and spelling are more than a handful and are noticeable. The spelling is a mix of American and Canadian English. It switches between the two styles, even for the same word. Also, the misspelled names could affect the documentation of the sources. I suggest another round of editing to address these concerns.

There are no sexual references, violence, and content that are offensive to any religious group. However, there are a couple of swear words. Those with PTSD and those keen on the field of healthcare, pharmacy, psychiatry, and psychology will find the book interesting.

The boldness of exposing a different side of PTSD is notable. But it tends to be biased in some instances. Also, the conciseness and editing may improve further. That said, I give 3 out of 4 stars. 

Review by David Isaji

H. Nattanya Andersen Takes the reader through her long journey to PTSD recovery. She experienced several near-death experiences working as a North American Airways flight attendant. One of the major experiences being a Boeing 727 engine exploding five feet from her. This incident left him nursing invisible wounds. This was an eye-opener for Nattanya as she realized that no one in the company cared about her recovery. To them, a sick employee is a loss of the shareholder profit. Twenty-four mental health professionals were assigned to help her recover. Nearly all of them were working in the company’s interest. Only two had her best interest at heart.

The Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Fallacy by H. Nattanya Andersen is a non-fictional book that helps the reader understand PTSD from the victim’s point of view. It elaborates on PTSD as a gift, what PTSD victims go through, how to reconstruct, and understand what the victims want and need for them to reconstruct. I got to learn new things by reading this book. For instance, the victim needs to cultivate Self-wholesomeness, consciousness, and wellness by adopting self-compassion, empathy, discipline, persistency, and a positive attitude in the recovery process.

Reading this book, I couldn’t help but get fascinated by how the author gave a different approach to healing PTSD. She goes against the notion, ‘doctor knows best’ and clearly states that, “The experts pretend to know about how to live with PTSD, but they are the blind leading the blind.” She also explains key terms and theories that help the reader understand more about PTSD. She does not fail to cite references that are aimed at provoking the reader to go the extra mile and do more research on them. Her healing process and survival story act as a guide and motivation for people living with PTSD.

This book is an excellent tool, and it helps PTSD victims understand that they are the only ones majorly responsible for their healing. This is because no one, not even the very best experts, will understand what they are going through except themselves. The knowledge acquired from this read is exceptional.

There is nothing I disliked about this book. It has a few grammatical errors, but this does not affect the reading experience. With that into consideration, I give it a rating of 4 out of 4 stars. I recommend it to anyone struggling with PTSD or anyone who has a loved one who has PTSD.