High Times & Rough Rides of a Bipolar Addict
""If anyone can prevent even a single child or teenager from repeating the mistakes described in this book and avoid unnecessary suffering, then my struggles will not have been in vain."" Imagine being arrested, handcuffed and locked behind the bars of a dark, cold, jail cell. The next day you are thrust into a 4' x 8' steel-walled cage. Claustrophobia causes you to panic and scream. The prison guard says, ""They are going to lock you up and throw away the key!"" A psychiatrist prescribes mandatory shock treatments. The first electric voltages pass through your brain, and your heart stops. You are revived, then given a series of nine more ECT treatments without anesthesia. Each one feels like a sledge hammer to your head. Your memories fade into a fog. You remain confined indoors and drugged for months... all due to being misdiagnosed as schizophrenic, but you are bi-polar. Substance abuse soon triggers an obsession with suicide, and you are compelled to act on it.
- Hardback | 202 pages
- 151.89 x 229.11 x 16mm | 453.59g
- 11 Apr 2014
- London, United Kingdom
- Illustrations, black and white