Saturday, January 5, 2013

PTSD - a book review

When I logged onto Booksneeze to see what my first book of the year was going to be, I saw this one and read the book description and knew that I needed to read it.

Are you always walking on eggshells? Feel like nothing you do is right? Are you the victim of physical, emotional or verbal abuse? Are you in a relationship with someone who suffers from PTSD? Then this book is a must-read for you. There is hope!

After reading the first chapter, I realized that I myself have low level PTSD for my "other life". It felt good to read the book and realize that I need to set boundaries on those certain things in life that set me off. The book helped me see that I wasn't alone in these thoughts and feelings and that they are just results of the triggers that have been activated.

It was a good quick read. Easy to understand. I did have some moments where I felt like the author was holding something back and not giving all that she wanted to share. There were a couple typing errors that irritated the perfectionist in me. (not that I'm perfect) The last chapter really summed it all up though and I felt that she gave that chapter everything. 

Erica David focused on writing it for the veterans and their spouses because there is a great need for more information on PTSD because there are more known cases. She includes a list of books and websites that have been helpful for her research. Erica shares that she has PTSD and also Secondary PTSD from living with a veteran husband who has PTSD. She shares that it's not something that ever goes away. You just need to learn how to set boundaries and take personal time away for yourself.

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