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Taming the Hamster: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder My Fight to Survive

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Dakota Jade wasn't planning on writing a book, but when she began to review her journals of her fight with PTSD she wanted to share her story with others. Dakota was abused as a child and at the age of thirty three she was hit with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. The results were crippling. Like a hamster on a wheel, the painful flashbacks and distorted thoughts raced ...more
Published January 16th 2013 by Not Avail
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Leeann Smith
Jan 30, 2013 Leeann Smith rated it it was amazing
A wonderfully insightful view into what it is like to experience and live with PTSD. Hats off to the author for being so open and honest in this book. Writing in a diary format gave it a more intimate feel. I highly recommend for anyone interested in getting an inside view of the tortures of this crippling illness.
Kiara Solomon
Jun 26, 2015 Kiara Solomon rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Family, friends, and people living with mental illness.
Recommended to Kiara by: Dakota Jade
Amazing book!
As someone living with PTSD, it's always nice to know you aren't alone. Dakota shows that there are supports out there and it might take you awhile, but there is hope. . It is triggering at some points.
The journal format helps you relate.
Edna Pontellier
Mar 19, 2013 Edna Pontellier rated it it was amazing
Explaining to someone what PTSD is really like, not the clinical definition which anyone can regurgitate, but the day to day life, is extremely difficult. This book explains all of the issues associated with PTSD. It isn't just the flashbacks, it isn't just the nightmares. It is anxiety, facing the trauma itself, it is pain. Alot of pain. It is massive anxiety. It shows from a day to day basis what it is like to experience the disorder from the eyes of someone that actually has it. It is a book ...more
Glynis Zubec
Mar 24, 2013 Glynis Zubec rated it it was amazing
A very easy read. Show the need for more support for people with mental illness. Seems like our system is lacking. It helped me to understand PTSD a bit better.
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