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There's No Handle on My Door

Stories of Patients in Mental Hospitals

Henry Kellerman

This book probes institutional life through nine fascinating profiles. In the words of its author: "The unalloyed truth is that I'm in thrall to idiosyncracy. It possibly could be said that I actually love pathology. Well, let me explain: It's that I love to be near it, to see it, to observe it with a clinical eye. I feel strongly sympathetic toward people who are severely and emotionally and psychologically ill. I see pathology as an expressionist and Cubist rendition of reality." You will not soon forget these nine stories, or how Dr. Kellerman deals with the delusional, the unusual and strange, in a modern setting.

Reviews & Endorsements:

"Impressive, memorable, informative, candid, thought-provoking, exceptionally well written, organized and presented, There's No Handle on My Door is very highly recommended for both community and library Mental Health & Psychology collections."
- Susan Bethany , Bethany's Bookshelf, The Midwest Book Review

224 pp.  
6" x 9"

Lantern Books


Published:  April 2015


Henry Kellerman, Ph.D., psychologist/psychoanalyst, is the author and editor of more than 20 books. He has held professorial and clinical staff positions at several universities and hospitals, and was the director of the Columbia University Press book series—Personality, Psychopathology, and Psychotherapy: Theoretical and Clinical Perspectives. His psychology book for the reading public, titled The 4 Steps to Peace of Mind: The Simple Effective Way to Cure Our Emotional Symptoms, is the first of its kind to present a blueprint that a person can follow to cure their own emotional symptom. Dr. Kellerman is a Diplomate in Clinical Psychology and Psychoanalysis of The American Board of Professional Psychology. He maintains a private psychotherapy practice in New York City. See all books by Henry Kellerman

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