The Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Fallacy
A Mental Health Industry Bonanza of Profit and Human Destruction
by H. Nattanya Andersen
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Pub Date 10 Dec 2019 | Archive Date 03 Jan 2021
Diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after by a hair's breadth escaping to be blown out of the sky when an engine exploded 5 feet away from her, 23 Workers Compensation Board- and airline employed psychiatrists and psychologists attempted to drive Nattanya into suicide.
With the help of her Irish psychiatrist she survived 10 years of their treatment with her sanity and physical health intact. When discovering that she is the exception of the rule concerning genuine PTSD experiencers' recovery when under the "care" of mental health professionals, it left her no choice but to publish her non-fiction meticulously researched trilogy The Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Fallacy: A Mental Health Industry Bonanza of Profit and Human Destruction documenting the mental health professions' PTSD modus operandi and disclosing how she by osmosis healed herself.
"Anderson challenges the basic assumptions about the PTSD treatment, drawing from her own experience of being diagnosed with PTSD after she survived an airplane engine explosion during work and the subsequent dismissal treatment at the hands of a wide array of workers compensation boards and airline employed psychiatrists and psychologists. Drawing heavily on the research of renowned psychologists and psychiatrists such as James T. Webb, Irvin David Yalom among others, she argues that after the PTSD causing event, PTSD sufferers are overcome by an overwhelming meaninglessness of life, and to heal they need complete solitude to try to solve the turmoil within. Anderson further argues that the mental health professionals’ so-called healing modulation which includes psychiatric medications mainly does nothing but intensify PTSD symptoms and create suicidal tendencies in sufferer’s mind.
Beginning with the basics of PTSD and MMPI Scales, she discusses DSM-5 diagnosis, dialectical behavior therapy, hypnosis, bio psychiatry, electric shock therapy, accelerated resolution therapy among others. Asserting that the psychiatrist-approved pharmaceutical PTSD medication and therapies are merely a diversion tactic from the actual truth of PTSD healing, Anderson emphasizes the importance of holistic-based approaches for the treatment of PTSD. This eye-opener acocunt will help readers suss out the truth about the PTSD healing.
The Prairies Book Review
A great insight and alternative view point of looking and dealing with mental health. Although based on experiences with US businesses, unions and professionals, the essence of the book can be adapted elsewhere.
I loved the simplicity of this book. There were no obscure medical terms. The author’s first-hand experience gives this book a touch of originality. I observed that the author’s favored modes of treatment might be viewed as unconventional. But then, we all have a right to our views. However, tapping from my previous knowledge on PTSD, I found much of her sentiments agreeable.
Online Book Club
This eye-opener account will help readers suss out the truth about the PTSD healing.