Review by Nathaniel Owolabi

The Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Fallacy, written by H. Nattanya Anderson, is a nonfiction novel that takes us into the world of people suffering from the mental disorder known as PTSD. The author shares her experience as a PTSD victim, how she was affected, and steps that led to her healing.

I found this book extremely educational and informative. I had no prior knowledge of PTSD, and this might be the same for many readers. This book is an eye-opener to help readers understand all about PTSD.

The author begins with a tragic event that occurred during her work as a member of an aircrew, and this resulted in her becoming a PTSD patient. Meetings with several mental health experts and the usage of pills proved futile. They only worsened her case and delayed her recovery. She went through an experience that brought her close to death. Luckily, she got a new view of what she faced, and this discovery helped her embark on the journey to self-made recovery.

Her attempts to study from diverse branches of research, such as metaphysics, psychology, and psychiatry, propelled her on the road to recovery. She also used meditation and writing to help her heal. Writing—to her—was also meant to be a method of expressing love and compassion to other PTSD patients who are in constant need of it.

I love this book because the author did an excellent job buttressing the topic of PTSD. The author does not only share her experiences, but she also shares her steps to recovery, and this is quite thoughtful. Isolation, what PTSD victims crave, are moments of healing for them. Most people fail to understand the victims, which in turn delays the recovery. The author also talks about the inability of medical professionals to provide PTSD victims with the healing process they need. It is only PTSD patients that understand what they go through. Therefore, only they can face their fears and trail the path to recovery. PTSD victims need to adopt positive behavior towards the healing process. This recovery takes a while, maybe a few years, but it is worth the wait.

The importance of self-acceptance and self-love is also covered in the book. The author claims that recovery is a choice made by the patient. Self-determination, self-love, and perseverance are required for healing.

The one issue readers might have with this book is an issue of conflicting opinions. Some readers might not agree with the opinion of the author on this subject matter.

Due to the outstanding editing alongside the lack of grammatical and punctuation errors, I found no flaws in the book. As a result, I rate this book four out of four stars. It’s a terrific approach for injured people to heal safely.

This is a book I recommend to PTSD survivors and anybody interested in knowing more about the disease. I must add that this book is really worth reading.