“Healing Your Self Yourself” is something that stuck with me as I read this non-fiction book by H. Nattanya Andersen. The Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Fallacy was something I was hesitant to read, but I was not disappointed with picking it up. I learnt a lot from it.
After a Boeing 727 engine exploded five feet away from her at 6000 feet altitude, she had to tend to the trauma it left behind. This book is a journey of how she battled PTSD using methods that one wouldn’t usually use. Though a lot of research has been conducted by psychologists, psychiatrists, and experts, there is still no perfect solution. This book shows what her experience of PTSD was, and she tells us about many medical advancements that may or may not work. Though this book is not a guide for proper treatment, many people could find themselves relating to the author. PTSD is a long hard battle, and it’s good to know that one is not alone.
My favourite part of the book was how the author tackled the MMPI (Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory), a standardized psychometric test of adult personality and psychopathology. She even talked about the results and how they are interpreted. There might be backlash from the medical side of things, but I like how she exposed the methods that seemed like frauds to her.
There is nothing I dislike about this work. It is well-written and detailed, providing vast knowledge and experience relating to PTSD and even depression. She also talked about the jobs that lead to PTSD. She mentioned Karma and Dharma, and as an Indian, I truly appreciate the way she has written the chapter. Andersen has her facts down. She has tackled many topics that one would normally avoid. I applaud her for that. I also appreciate how she showed the horrors of PTSD without sugar-coating anything. The reality of her writing stuck with me. Our mind is powerful and has the power to heal itself. This journey that the author shared is touching and inspiring.
I did not find any errors, and there are a few swear words but none that are profane. I would recommend this book to anyone struggling with PTSD because this book might help someone get through trying times.
I would rate The Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Fallacy 4 out of 4 stars. The work is too good and hence why I gave it a full rating.