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Drugs, felony charges, even jail couldn’t stop him Electroconvulsive therapy did. A manic memoir by Andy Behrman. Andy Behrman wrote Electroboy: A Memoir of Mania while convalescing from four months of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) that effectively. This is a two-part series where I explore the inner-world of Electroboy, Andy Behrman. Mr. Behrman speaks openly about bipolar disorder.

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boj I’m sure it was no accident that the more the author understand and successfully treated his mental illness, the more the narrative became simplier, easier to follow. I’m restricted to my one-bedroom apartment on the Upper West Side for 20 hours a day, with a beeper-sized electronic monitor hoy strapped to my left ankle for days.

View all 3 comments. There’s a brief moment of guilt overshadowed by euphoria, and part of me wants to return it all and sometimes I do several days laterbut anndy I move on to the next store after a few deep breaths and do the same thing all over again.

Indiana guy shakes my hand adny tells me that the clothes will be delivered by the end of the week. The symptoms of bipolar disorder come in different strengths and sizes. It is an accurate depiction of bipolar and how difficult some cases are to manage and medicate. With brilliance and courage, the author’s brave and candid chronicle travels where no other memoir about mental illness and addiction has gone before. I’m walking up Madison Avenue.


The Shocking Tale of Andy Behrman

Even at book readings, I never read from the book, I just start talking. And even when he’s on a cocktail of a dozen different different meds, he still “gets restless” and goes out to take huge amounts of drugs and sleep with hookers. Ingesting handfuls of antidepressants and tranquilizers and feeling his mind lose traction, he opted for the last resort: Jones, starring Richard Gere, about a man with bipolar who falls in love with his psychiatrist, Behrman says this will be the first mainstream Hollywood film with a bipolar protagonist.

That’s little more than 22 pills a day. One Saturday, I feel like spending money at Barneys. I feel so fucking good.

The Third Sunrise is an incredible triumph and Natalie Jeanne Champagne is without a doubt the most important new voice in this genre. He enjoyed drug binges and cross-continental shopping trips and sex with strangers. Would I recommend this to a friend? Paperbackpages.

In the end though, it’s pretty clear, Andy had a hard time and I wish him insight and wellness. All I can do is smile and laugh. He’s credible, and it is definitely a memoir of mania, but I think Behrman is probably much more electri what he did when he was manic or psychotic or depressed. Jan 23, Dani added it Shelves: There is an odd silence, and Dr Fried looks at my parents.

Electroboy: A Memoir of Mania by Andy Behrman

Electroboy is not a book about diagnosing and dealing with the reality of manic-depressive disorder. Dr Fried brings us into her office and tells us we have tried every possible combination of medication available and my condition has still not been stabilised; I have reached a critical stage. Where he differs is in the lack of introspection and some judicious use of the “fade to black”. I needed to be rubbed and massaged.


ECT was the last resort. It’s an emotional state similar to Oz, full of excitement, colour, noise and speed – an overload of sensory stimulation – whereas the sane state of Kansas is plain and simple, black and white, boring and flat.

My initial reaction was: It’s like a modern American Gigolo with a strange de Andy Behrman hasn’t quite written a memoir of bipolar disorder as much as a retelling almost a reliving of his dissipated life.

Ingesting handfuls of antidepressants and tranquilizers, he felt his mind lose traction.

It’s a kind of marathon masturbating. Probably my paternal grandfather. I think they were also concerned for themselves. I’ve never met her, but I think Lady Gaga is probably normal.

I suppose people would say that somebody like Ann Romney is normal, but I would highly doubt that. May 15, Juli Kinrich rated it really liked it.

It’s as if I’ve eletro him my secrets and he’s written them I this book.