Bedlam’s Door is a collection of true stories of mental illness. This collection “depicts the challenges mental illness poses to patients, their families and the people charged with their care.” If you are a reader that enjoys psychology, crime fiction, a good story and forensics this is a must-read and I have a copy up for giveaway for one Moms Own Words reader!
Bedlam’s Door: True Tales of Madness and Hope (September 1, 2016; Thunder Lake Press; is written by novelist Mark Rubinstein, former clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at Cornell University Medical College and an attending psychiatrist at New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York City.
About Bedlam’s Door
Why would a man born in Hungary and living on Manhattan’s Lower East Side run down Delancey Street ranting “I’m king of the Puerto Ricans”?
What would compel a physically healthy woman to persuade surgeons to operate on her more than a dozen times?
How was it possible for a man wearing a straitjacket to commit suicide within a locked psychiatric ward while in the company of a well-trained guard?
Though these and the other stories in this volume read like fiction, each is true.
Former practicing psychiatrist Mark Rubinstein opens the door and takes the reader deep into the world of mental illness. From the chaos of a psychiatric emergency room to the bowels of a maximum security prison, the stories range from bizarre to poignant and the people from noble to callously uncaring.
Bedlam’s Door depicts the challenges mental illness poses for patients, their families, health-care professionals, and society. More importantly, it demystifies the subject while offering real hope for the future.
By Mark Rubinstein
Published by Thunder Lake Press
Paperback: 296 pages
September 1, 2016; $13.95US; 9781941016237
About Mark Rubinstein
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.
Bedlam’s Door Book Giveaway
One Moms Own Words reader will win a paperback copy of Bedlam’s Door!
Giveaway ends on Sept 5, 11:59 PM EST. Open to US. Winners (18 or older) will be chosen by Random.org through Rafflecopter and contacted by email. Please respond in 48 hours or a new winner will be chosen. To be fair to everyone, comments not meeting requirements will be deleted. Thank you for entering and good luck!!
The winner is Sandy Klocinski! Congratulations Sandy!
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