In The Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Fallacy, H. Nattanya Andersen shared her experience with the disorder after an engine exploded in close proximity to her. In this book, she shared how the airline company, as well as medical professionals, dealt with her situation. What would you do if you had a life-threatening accident? Would you know the first steps to take on your journey to recovery? Would you be able to trust medical professionals?
This was a complex book loaded with a lot of useful information. The author has firsthand knowledge about post-traumatic stress disorder and can give her readers accurate insight. I find the book to be a very educational and emotional one. As the author educated us about the disorder, we also get to sympathize with her for all she went through. Some of the facts and thoughts she shared in this book seem like classified information that the author could get in trouble for. I must commend her for being brave and confident enough to share the truth about the medical and pharmaceutical industry.
What I disliked about this book was that it was repetitive in some parts. I felt like I was reading the same thing over and over. This made the book seem lengthy and tedious to read. That being said, this was a captivating and immersive read. The suspenseful nature causes a reader to be glued to the pages of this book. The author not only dealt with PTSD but branched off into topics such as reincarnation, karma, and where our soul goes when we die. The author based her theories on researches done by professionals. I liked how thorough the book seemed.
I will give The Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Fallacy a perfect rating of four out of four stars because I found it very insightful. There were a lot of new things I learned from this book. I’ve always thought that people who have gone through traumatic episodes need to be surrounded by people. In the author’s case, this is not so. She posits that as a part of her healing, she would rather be left alone as being around people slows down the recovery process.
The book was professionally edited, as I only found two minor errors. I will recommend this book to persons who have suffered traumatic episodes and need to recover. This book is a good start to understanding how you can recover. I would also recommend it to medical professionals who need to pay more attention and listen to their patients.