In the book The Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Fallacy, H. Nattanya Andersen recounts her experience with PTSD, how she managed it for a while, her journey of healing, how other patients can be healed too and the lies and fallacies about PTSD and other mental illnesses that the psychiatrists have concocted over the years.
The book depicts a great deal of comprehensive and thorough research and study on the concept. It includes certain histories, dates and citations of work done by other accomplished authors. I love how meticulous and detailed the facts in the book are.
I found the book very expository. The author took time and detail to expose grey areas about PTSD that people are not very familiar with and certain lies that psychiatrists have cooked up about mental ailments. For example, the fact that there is no lab test for any mental disorder, and since there is no standardized test for measuring the mentally ill, their whole profession and practice is a complete hokum. In her own words “The funny thing is, researchers had never established a normal baseline for chemical balance. So all along they were shooting in the dark. They had no idea if something was broken. And they had no way to tell if it was fixed. They were faking a theory and pretending they knew something when they knew nothing.”
Another thing that I love about the book is how the author carefully combined science and spirituality. The author reconciled scientific facts with spiritual realities. There were chapters that included scientific facts and research and other chapters where the author discussed psychic abilities. The blend was so amazing that neither science or spirituality contradict each other.
I admire the uniqueness of the book. It was written from the basis of the author’s experience as a PTSD patient. She relates the things that went through; the pain and the lessons that she learnt, and how her journey of healing. Writing this book was a way of helping those that might be going through the same thing. This is what I love most about the book. The author wrote things that PTSD patients can easily relate to and find helpful, not something based only on facts and head knowledge.
The only thing that I did not like about the book is that the author employed too much medical jargon and terminologies in the book. It was difficult for me to follow through having to check certain words in the dictionary to understand. Also It made the reading a bit boring for me.
The editors did an exceptional job on editing the book, I found no errors in the book. I’d rate the book four out of four stars. I would recommend it to anyone having a post traumatic stress disorder.