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Drugs, felony charges, even jail couldn’t stop him Electroconvulsive therapy did. A manic memoir by Andy Behrman. Andy Behrman (born ) is an American writer of non-fiction as well as a mental health advocate and national speaker. He is the author of Electroboy: A Memoir of Mania which was published by.

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Everything is precisely outlined. The press reviews cited on the book’s cover suggest that psychiatrists will question Behrman’s account.

Andy Behrman

A Father’s Story of Love and Madness. A memoir by one of those 80’s yuppie schmucks. Write a customer review. Oof sweating like crazy.

Personal accounts of mental illness can provide insight into the mind’s complexities not only for the public but for specialists seeking better treatments for their patients.

I take elwctroboy cab to the Akasaka Prince Hotel. I checked out his website and he’s now offering services advising other bipolar people.

Time is kind of frozen, and I feel like I’m going to live forever.

Electroboy: A Memoir of Mania by Andy Behrman

This is both a fast-reading rollercoaster of a book and yet profondly sad. On my way to the bathroom, I notice a few Madonna look-alikes with bleached blonde hair sitting in economy. I really appreciate that Andy Behrman didn’t end on a happily ever after note, elecgroboy isn’t likely in this situation. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Most interestingly, he doesn’t even realize that something is not quite right with him, until the very end of the book.

Anyone who is curious what mania can become if you don’t have a conscience. Other days a simple high from a shoplifting excursion at Duane Reade for a toothbrush or a bottle of Tylenol is enough. The symptoms of bipolar disorder come in different strengths and sizes. It’s a losing battle; I eventually lose consciousness.

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His prose suffers from an abundance of clinical editorializations and attention to the superficial, like brands of clothing and beer. This article relies largely or entirely on a single kemoir. I have orchestrated the entire event, from invitations to cocktail napkins, and the morning of the opening is a busy one for me – hanging paintings, setting up the physical space, dealing with the lighting and the music.

They stare at me as if I’ve just returned from Jupiter. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

Mar 14, Badly Drawn Girl rated it liked it. This is my German reserve, my strudel money. Now his incredible jetting around the world is a requirement of that job. I open the sliding glass door and drop the beer bottle four floors down on to electrobky street. I’m in the mood for French toast. I find electrobky way out the front door and into a cab where I collapse.

Is it okay to sleep alone naked? Some of what the guy’s doing is interesting – the stuff about being an art dealer is what I find most interesting.

Then it got real and watching Electrobky trip, fumble, sprawl and crawl became a bit painful. In my opinion, his bipolar diagnosis is the one that has wreaked the most havoc in his life and in the lives of his caregivers and loved ones.

Return to Book Page. The ability of antidepressants to destabilise bipolar disorder is implicit throughout the book.

The shocking adventures of Electroboy

It’s not about being wild and crazy. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Disorders of the mind are merciless whether you are young or old, rich or poor, first or third world. The cocktail needs to be tweaked every so often, and I spend a lot of time with Dr Fried on the phone adjusting dosages, but my moods are starting to stay pretty even. No clear picture is presented of his attempts at counseling; there is much skipping around between therapists, from whom he manages to hide the extent of his difficulties.


In contrast, Behrman’s hyperkinetic activity was clearly self-destructive, but since he lived and worked in New York, he was able to hide his disease within the frantic pace of the upscale yuppie life in the big city. Please help improve this article by introducing citations to additional sources. In Electroboy, Andy Behrman takes readers on a raw journey, one that takes him high and drags him lower than low.

That would be nice. Seven psychotherapists misdiagnosed Behrman before his life ground to a halt. The last thing I really ate was a hot dog at the airport. As refreshing as a facial? This was just a recounting of his “awesome times” and how much money he made and how he barely even was punished for art fraud. I can’t get myself to fall asleep.

Inside the operating room, Dr Wallenstein stands to my left. Dec 08, Gina C. My experience with manic depression allowed me very few moments of typical depression, the blues or melancholy.

Electroboy is an emotionally frenzied memoir that reveals with kaleidoscopic intensity the terrifying world of manic depression. The Best Nania of