Episode 261: Bipolar Mania With Andy Behrman

Episode 261: Bipolar Mania With Andy Behrman

Postby SpookyGhost » January 23rd, 2016, 9:28 pm

The author (Electroboy: A Memoir of Mania) and divorced father shares about his tumultuous life in the grips of manic episodes, including art fraud, sex work and prison as well as receiving ECT (electroconvulsive therapy or shock treatment)

Follow Andy on Twitter @electroboyUSA

Andy’s website is http://www.electroboy.com

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Re: Episode 261: Bipolar Mania With Andy Behrman

Postby ovoce » January 24th, 2016, 6:03 am

This episode seemed so fantastical at times but I loved it. I appreciate how careful he was to say that he tried everything and what ended up working for him won't work for a lot of people and vice versa. I'm not bipolar but I imagine it must be so hard to get proper care for.
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Re: Episode 261: Bipolar Mania With Andy Behrman

Postby brownblob » January 24th, 2016, 5:37 pm

Andy Behrman and his story were very interesting. I had read something about him on the internet awhile back, and it was either inaccurate or I misunderstood it. I had thought he was a big proponent of ECT. I was glad I listened. He was very interesting and thoughtful.
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Re: Episode 261: Bipolar Mania With Andy Behrman

Postby hypomaniarocks! » February 22nd, 2016, 12:02 am

While Andy Behrman does have some hallmarks of mania, he seems to also have a personality disorder on the order of sociopathy. He seems to have no empathy for his victims and is glib/grandiose. As I person diagnosed with Bipolar disorder, I did not enjoy the interview at all.

I anyone is interested in knowing more about the artist Mark Kostabi whom Andy Behrman stole from here is a Youtube, https://youtu.be/6S2gf3CQudoin it he explains that he is not the only artist that works with a team. Personally, I wouldn't want to pay a lot of money for such a work, but they are undeniably beautiful and interesting works. To me Kostabi comes off as much more truly Bipolar than Behrman. See the youtube clip called "Con Artist" to see a much more manic version of Kostabi.
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