- Paperback: 296 pages
- Publisher: Thunder Lake Press (September 1, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1941016235
- ISBN-13: 978-1941016237
- Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.9 x 8.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 56 customer reviews
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Bedlam's Door: True Tales of Madness and Hope Paperback – September 1, 2016
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"In Bedlam's Door, Mark Rubinstein presents a series of fascinating clinical vignettes from the field of psychiatry. Rubinstein is a brilliant storyteller who entertains and educates the reader in an empathic and compelling fashion. Bedlam's Door is a thoughtfully written book that gives the reader a provocative glimpse into a psychiatrist's world."
--Donna Sutter, MD, MPH, Psychiatrist and former Clinical Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine
"Dr. Rubinstein graciously accompanies the reader across the threshold of Bedlam's Door to introduce fourteen struggling souls in the grips of mental illness. In doing so, he skillfully helps dispel the mystery and fear that paralyzes the mind of the uninitiated."
--Andrea R. Polans, PhD, Clinical Psychologist, former Clinical Instructor, State University of New York Downstate Medical Center
In Bedlam's Door Mark Rubinstein gives many examples of his own psychiatric journey in battling the formidable forces of madness, and they are indeed stories of Wars ending in varying stages of Peace. They will linger in our memory for a very long time, and we are grateful to him for his courage and his humanity in sharing them with us."
--Richard C. Simons, MD, Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and Past President, American Psychoanalytic Association
"Bedlam's Door is a riveting read about madness and mental illness. Mark Rubinstein--award-winning novelist, physician, and psychiatrist--is the perfect guide for this journey through the mysteries of the mind, from despair to hope, and he does it in brilliant form. If you enjoy psychology, crime fiction, a good story, and forensics, this is a must-read book."
--Linda Fairstein, bestselling author of the Alexandra Cooper series
"Bedlam's Door: True Tales of Madness and Hope contains fourteen remarkable stories--they are truly turnkey experiences. Sober, riveting, and at times humorous, they are full of surprises. The book provides so much to learn no matter how much you already know about psychology and human behavior."
--Warren Tanenbaum MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Emeritus, State University of New York Downstate Medical Center
"Alas, there is an art to medicine! Mark Rubinstein's Bedlam's Door offers a deeply compassionate portrayal of that state of being that transcends normal: madness. The stories are rich, vibrant, surprising, and most importantly, human. Whether you've ever been a psychiatric patient or know someone who has--this book is a must-read!"
--Helen M. Farrell, MD, Psychiatrist and Forensic Psychiatrist, Harvard Medical School, and Instructor, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
"The stories in Bedlam's Door are Mark Rubinstein's vivid and finely wrought accounts of his own interactions with men and women who inhabit the world of mental illness. His consistently humane, attentive, and self-reflective narrative provides the key to unlocking our greater understanding and compassion--essential traits for the crucial endeavor of offering the help and hope these people desperately need."
--Roger Rahtz, MD, Psychiatrist and Psychoanalyst, New York City
About the Author
Mark Rubinstein MD is the author of the thriller Mad Dog House, a 2012 ForeWord Book of the Year Finalist, Love Gone Mad (2013) and the novella The Foot Soldier (October 2013). His novel Mad Dog Justice (September 2014), tagged as a "Pulse-pounding tale of post-modern paranoia" was a finalist for the ForeWord Book of the Year Award. His novella, Return to Sandara, (October 2014) won the IPPY Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller novel of 2014. His most recent novel, The Lovers' Tango (2015), has won the Gold Medal in Popular Fiction for the 2016 Benjamin Franklin Award. Watch for the author's latest book, Bedlam's Door: True Tales of Madness and Hope, to be released on September 1, 2016.
A physician, psychiatrist, and assistant professor of psychiatry, Mark Rubinstein writes mystery/thrillers about people involved in life-and-death struggles with forces they cannot control, driven by their pasts when they face life-altering horrors of the present. He has written five nonfiction medical advice books. He blogs for the Huffington Post and is a contributor to Psychology Today.
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