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This review is from: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: The Invisible Injury (Paperback)The contents of this book led me to the realisation that during my childhood I experienced many traumatic experiences, one of which was a car accident in which I thought I was going to die. I was 5 years old. Another was an illness which caused a serious facial disfigurment and which has remained with me throughout my life. Again I was aged 5 years. Much of the rest was as a result of parental abuse.
Not only did I find Kinchin's work very sensitively executed, but I also realised that I suffered a high degree of PTSD during my childhood. I always believed that I was just a 'bad' person.
Thank you David Kinchin for this sensitive/healing book. I have made many of my friends aware of it.
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Initial post: 21 Oct 2012 17:59:57 BDT
Last edited by the author on 21 Oct 2012 18:04:13 BDT
How good the book is stands out because you have been brave enough to share your experience. I too had a contantly traumatic childhood which then led me into an abusive marriage as low self esteem and believing what my parents had told me and their behaviour without questioning it. It was only when someone I knew was in the newspaper for a horrendous crime I recalled my own additional mirrorred experience. I had a breakdown and had to fight to get my children from care, when I had a psychological assesment the solicitor slipped up and I got copies of my medical records, sadly even at 2 yrs old the Dr had wtitten "emotionally unstable". I was an only child and very isolated and when things turned sour after my recollection I was branded a liar and disowned by my family. I am so glad you are doing so well and thank you so much for the review, I have added this to my shopping basket and hopefully I can follow in your fortunate footsteps towards recovery. Sadly I believe due to the care system that my now grow up children who were split up and abused in the system may also need copies of this book. It's so sad and not many people understand. I was diagnosed over 10 yrs ago officially, but as I have special needs children prioritised them and when 3 out of 4 were diagnosed with ADHD I suddely realised I had it. The irony was that neither the psychiatrist picked up on myself having this, or them and I was misdiagnosed with something else hence the court battle (exacerbated symptoms) but I got them back and with this book and your inspirational story I hope I can get my life back now too as I have only just started reading up on it since I entered into a relationship for the 1st time in a decade and so much resonates. It's doubly awkward as the non working neurotransmitters that my ADHD lacks efficiency of are also some of the ones PTSD impacts the functioning of. I have found hypnotherapy excellent, but then following amy 3rd cancer scvare I was burgled and assaulted in my home so stopped going out and struggled with agoraphobia for over 2 yrs. It's only that an old schoolfriend contacted me through a social networking site that I feel I am worth making the effort to try and get better as I never felt I would be comfortable in a relationship ever again. Some of my unexplained (until now) characteristics and behaviour are sabotaging the relationship, so combined fear with ADHD and now actually going out with him I have noticed so much more how tough I find it (scary even) trying to integrate with society and be 'normal' (whatever that is )! LOL Be well my friend :)
In reply to an earlier post on 21 Oct 2012 18:19:55 BDT
Mrs. B. Wood says:
at this moment I am unable to remember which book you were talking about. However, it does not matter. What matters is that you have now found a new friend in me. I do so empathize with your story and it was very brave of you to write it all down to a perfect stranger. I can see that you have undergone an horrendous mass of emotional experiences and I can understand where you are coming from. If it would help you I will give you my e-mail address and you can write to me whenever you need someone to listen. Please let me know which book it is which we shared. I have so many because I have so many psychology books. I have studied the subject for some years now.
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