Superb Notice of AMHF Professional Advisory Board Member Dr. Henry Kellerman in The Midwest Book Review
by Evander Lomke on
“A delusion is a belief held with strong conviction despite superior evidence to the contrary. As a pathology, it is distinct from a belief based on false or incomplete information, confabulation, dogma, illusion, or other effects of perception. Delusions typically occur in the context of neurological or mental illness, although they are not tied to any particular disease and have been found to occur in the context of many pathological states (both physical and mental). However, they are of particular diagnostic importance in psychotic disorders including schizophrenia, paraphrenia, manic episodes of bipolar disorder, and psychotic depression. Yet, it is accepted that preventing or curing delusional thinking has not yet acquired a tactical procedure or approach. What this ostensibly means is that the essence of any bona fide delusion is simply not understood by the vast majority of theoretical and/or practicing clinicians. It means that historically, the trigger, the motive, and the psychic arrangement of forces of the phenomenon defined as delusion have been elusive.
“Anatomy of Delusion by psychologist and psychoanalyst Henry Kellerman explores what a delusion is, then provides an analytical and descriptive explanation of firsthand modalities of treatment for this mental disorder.
“Of special note are the illustrative case histories cited.
“Extraordinarily well written, organized and presented, Anatomy of Delusion is informed and informative reading, making it highly recommended for personal, community, and academic library Psychology/Psychotherapy/Counseling reference collections and supplemental-studies reading lists. For personal reading lists, it should be noted that Anatomy of Delusion is also available in a Kindle edition ($9.99).”
Midwest Book Review