The Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Fallacy: A Mental Health
Industry Bonanza of Profit and Human Destruction by Nattanya Andersen is a
nonfiction book that follows the author's harrowing experience through mental
health treatment. Nattanya Andersen is diagnosed with PTSD after surviving an
airplane engine explosion at work. What followed was a grueling journey through
treatment from airline-employed psychiatrists and psychologists. The question
is: Did she really need mental health treatment and go through the stress she
has been through for 10 years?
This book documents the author's journey through mental health treatment and sheds a shining light on how the industry exploits vulnerable people and drives more suffering than healing. Experiencing a Boeing 727 engine explosion just five feet away ushered the crisis point for Anderson, a flight attendant who would spend many years dealing with inner wounds. Writing with simplicity and uncanny clarity, the author shows how PTSD treatments can destroy those who are in the healing process while helping readers understand what happens when people experience PTSD. Readers will also understand secrets that industry professionals don’t want the public to know. In fact, the book highlights the fact that patients have the ability to self-heal. The book uncovers interesting facts about PTSD and features groundbreaking research work from reputable experts in the field like James T. Webb and Irvin David Yalom. The Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Fallacy is a thought-provoking, bold, and resonant work that uncovers the many ways the pharmaceutical industry hurt patients. It is ironic that a healthy person can be made to go through the stress the author went through and this thought runs through Andersen's mesmerizing work. It offers a surprising alternative to dealing with mental health; a hugely informative book that provides startling answers to a conundrum readers are often faced with.