The Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Fallacy by H. Nattanya Andersen is a work of non-fiction that delves into the life and ordeals of Nattanya as a PTSD patient. This book has 1286 pages, and it is divided into fifty-seven chapters with specific headings. The book starts with an introduction that shares the story of how a Boeing 727 engine exploded five feet away from Nattanya at 6000 feet altitude. The first chapter of this book talks about the necessity of doing things that will not disrupt the stability of one’s mind and health. The author recounts her experience as a flight attendant, and she also talks about how she survived multiple plane crashes. The second chapter of this book talks about the fear that takes over the mind of a PTSD patient. Fear is negative, and it affects one’s growth and stability. This author goes on to talk about the fallacies that most people do not know about. PTSD is not a mental disorder, but it is an existential crisis that causes a lot of harm to its victims. At some point, the author talks about MMPI. MMPI is a psychometric test for the test of an adult’s personality, and it aims at helping one’s personal development.
The Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Fallacy by H. Nattanya Andersen is a unique work of meticulously researched non-fiction that delves into the author’s experience. The author did a good job of using understandable words to describe and explain her perspective. The book has a table of contents, and I think it was written with a first-person narrative. The author’s writing style is simple, but at some point, I was not able to flow well with the author.
One major thing I learned from this book is that drugs do not necessarily help PTSD patients to recover. I learned about discipline, determination, and persistence. In this book, the author states that PTSD is a gift for the reconstruction of one’s reality. I also learned that there is no definite time frame for a PTSD recovery.
I enjoyed reading this book. However, I noticed one negative aspect while reading this work of non-fiction. I do not agree with the author’s perspective on karma. Many people believe the facts that strengthen the concept of karma, but I do not agree with the fact that every human is supposed to receive a reaction that is equivalent to their actions. The positive aspects I noticed while reading this book revolve around the author’s honesty in mentioning all of the factors responsible for her recovery from PTSD.
This book was well written. The Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Fallacy was professionally edited. I noticed only one spelling error while reading this book.
The stability of one’s mental health depends on the actions, environment, and emotions that the person encounters. I learned a lot of lessons from this book, and I believe that other readers will learn from it too. PTSD is not a cakewalk, and it is necessary to applaud the ones that have survived it. I recommend this book to lovers of non-fiction. Therefore, I rate this book 4 out of 4 stars due to the few points mentioned above and because of the author’s perspective.