Review by Nwadinso Michael

The Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Fallacy by H. Nattanya Andersen is a non-fictional book that delves into the author’s experience as a PTSD patient. The book contains 1286 pages, and it is divided into fifty-seven chapters. This book tells the story of Nattanya’s recovery after a Boeing 727 engine exploded five feet away from her at 6000 feet altitude. It caused the death of 144 passengers and six crew members. Nattanya was working as a flight attendant with North American Airways until the incident happened. The recovery was due to many cognizant factors like dream analysis, tarot card reading, and meditation. The first chapter of this book talks about how PTSD recovery is dependent on the willpower and persistence of the person experiencing it. The second chapter goes on to talk about how PTSD sufferers are overwhelmed with fear. The book goes on to talk about how doctors misinterpret post-traumatic stress disorder to be a mental disorder. Post-traumatic stress disorder is an existential crisis, and it is entirely different from a mental disorder. A mental disorder is a behavioral or mental pattern that may cause suffering or poor ability to function in life. Most doctors and psychologists think that post-traumatic stress disorder is the same as a mental disorder, but this book proves with infallible truth that there is a strong difference between the two.

The Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Fallacy by H. Nattanya Andersen is an enlightening book that is entirely educative. The book was written with a first-person narrative. The author did a good job of using understandable words to explain facts. One vital thing that the author talks about is the manipulative attitude of doctors and psychologists.

The fallacy that exists within the disorder revolves around the fact that post-traumatic stress disorder is not a mental disorder and can not be treated as such. One thing I learned from this book is that PTSD is caused by an event, and the event makes the victim see life as a meaningless thing. I learned about clinical psychology and its importance in the life of a PTSD patient.

This book was a long read for me, and I do not agree with some aspects of the book. I believe that there is a spiritual side to everything, but I do not believe in sorcery and card readings. In my opinion, the author did a good job of mentioning the factors that contributed to her recovery. I also believe that some specific methods and factors do not apply to some people who are experiencing the disorder. The author cited the works of other authors, and I love the fact that she did it perfectly.

It is necessary to understand the true nature of a thing. In my opinion, understanding the true nature will help one’s decision. This book was well written. This book was professionally edited. I noticed only one spelling error while reading this book.

Empathizing with a post-traumatic stress disorder sufferer is entirely different and difficult. I will recommend this book specifically to PTSD victims. This book will inspire hope in them, and it will help them to know that it is necessary to be careful about the kind of treatments that they receive. Therefore, I rate this book 4 out of 4 stars due to the honesty of the author in writing this book.