The Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Fallacy by Nattanya Andersen uses metaphysical ideas to portray a new, and presumably better, way to cure PTSD without established means put forth by psychiatrists and the likes. This book is certainly a deep dive into the subject of metaphysics and all its branches and applications.
The book touches on medicine, physical and spiritual well-being. The different topics discussed in the book range from the study that different metals have different influences on our well-being to comorbidity. And for some of us who might not know what the word Comorbidity means, it’s a term used to describe the situation when more than one disease or disorder co-occur with each other. I originally did not know what comorbidity meant, and I was glad the author was always explaining complex terms so that every reader would understand it and easily follow along without scrambling to check a word out.
It also explores death and the mystery of the after-life. It cites different sources whilst talking on this subject, both fiction and non-fiction, ancient and modern texts. I was especially interested in the topic that intuition is a gift bordering on psychic abilities.
The book tells how the writer had a traumatic event happen to her at work. But the PTSD caused from the experience did not become apparent immediately and was further escalated when she happily went back to work ten months later. Unfortunately her employers felt she was no longer suited for the job and were getting ready to fire her. But as they couldn’t fire her, according to the law, they decided to put her through a lot of stress. It continued for some time and the PTSD kicked in sufficiently. The book details her journey to finding the right means to heal herself, understanding her purpose, rationalizing her unusual experiences, and maintaining a healthy state of mind and body.
My favorite moment in the book was when she wrote, “I quickly recognized that there is no one in the world better equipped than me to be my own best psychic. Therefore, everyone else in the world is their best psychic, too.”
I really learnt much from the book and while I may doubt, and at times laugh off, some of the more wonderful aspects of the study, knowing the existence of these things (especially with the knowledge that there are certain people who believe in it) makes it very educational. For example I am a huge skeptic on the claim that someone can know everything about a person just by touching anything they’ve worn at some time or other in their life. But I was not so entirely disbelieving when she put forward the idea that the jewelry or metal we wear influences how we think and react.
I don’t think I can give this book anything but 4 out of 4 stars. It certainly helped me understand anxiety and mood disorders more. The book was professionally edited and I could detect no errors in it. I would say that the book is exceptional, even though I do not believe all that I have read in the book.
Anyone looking to expand their knowledge or simply take a peek into the subject of using metaphysics to heal one’s self should definitely get this book.