The Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Fallacy by H. Nattanya Andersen Is essentially an autobiography about the author. Nattanya Andersen experienced a traumatizing event that left her with severe PTSD. She received therapy for it but was not treated in a way that was suitable for her and her needs. So, she ended up writing this book in order to inform the world of her experience and some great ways to help herself. In fact, some would come to the conclusion that writing this book may have been another form of therapy for the author.
I like this book because the author was very open about her situation and what helped her to cope. She was able to discover what was doing the most damage in her recovery and sought to fix what she needed to fix. I also have PTSD so this book really spoke to me and I found it to be very informative and relatable. There were sections in this book that spoke to me specifically and, in a way, helped me.
I did have a hard time with some parts of the book where she talks about the therapy that did not help her to recover. It made me sad to realize that not all doctors can help and, in some cases, can actually make things worse for their patients in the long run. I hope some of those patients who slipped through the cracks received the help that they needed in order to cope and heal. I also hope that those doctors learned what not to do with their next patients if they are still working in their practices.
I rate this book a 3 out of 4 stars. I only saw a few spelling errors that very well could have also been typos that the editor missed. I enjoyed this book and found it to be rather helpful as well as informative. The writing was wonderful and well-thought out but some parts were a little dull to the average reader. That may, however, just be because I might not have fully comprehended all the facts properly.
I recommend this book to those who suffer PTSD or any other mental, emotional, or physical disorder. I feel that even the average reader could learn something from this book. However, it was more so targeted towards those who are currently seeking help in therapy for medical problems. If you are seeking professional mental health please choose your therapists carefully.