Review by Stephen Gabriel

The Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Fallacy by H. Nattanya Andersen is a riveting and enlightening work that delves into the complexities of PTSD—a condition initiated by terrifying events that impacts individuals both psychologically and emotionally. The narrative embarks on the arduous journey endured by those afflicted with PTSD.

The author recounts her own harrowing experiences as a flight attendant, where a routine day was shattered by the catastrophic explosion of an aircraft engine, resulting in the loss of all on board. This book sheds light on the challenges of seeking joy in life while grappling with PTSD. It’s a story many might find personally resonant. Having friends who suffer from PTSD myself, I anticipated that this book would offer me deeper insights into their experiences. Indeed, ‘The Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Fallacy’ proved to be both informative and surprisingly engaging, enriching my understanding significantly. The book was well edited and free from grammatical errors.

The book presents several commendable features. To begin with, it serves as a revelation regarding the transformation of the U.S. healthcare system into a lucrative business. Furthermore, the extensive research and analysis of various authors and scientists’ works reflect the author’s dedication and thoroughness in crafting this book. This diligence naturally extends to the book’s instructive quality, particularly its intriguing insights into certain Buddhist and Hindu practices, which I found to be intellectually stimulating. The author’s candid narrative in unveiling the hidden malpractices is particularly admirable.

On the flip side, the book has its drawbacks. Notably, the placement of references directly within the text detracts from the overall neatness of the presentation, which could have been more effectively organized as endnotes. Additionally, the author’s assertions regarding the fate of individuals who commit suicide, suggesting that those who use modern pharmaceuticals and end their lives will face adverse consequences in the afterlife, strike me as a contentious and potentially flawed argument.

I would rate this book 4 out of 5 stars, and I would recommend it for anyone over 16 years old.