Book Review| My Brain is Out of Control by Dr. Patrick Mbaya


Publication Date: September 2016
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Formats: Ebook
Pages: 76
Genre: Biography/Autobiography
Tour Dates: October 23-December 15

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Although Dr. Patrick Mbaya’s illness caused a lot distress and nearly took his life, the emotional symptoms of the depression he developed helped him understand and empathize with patients and how they feel when they become ill. In My Brain is Out of Control, Mbaya, fifty-five and at the peak of his career, shares a personal story of how he suffered from a brain infection in 2010 that caused loss of speech, right-sided weakness, and subsequent depression. He tells how he also dealt with the antibiotics complications of low white cell count and hepatitis. He narrates his experiences as a patient, the neurological and psychiatric complications he encountered, how he coped, and his journey to recovery. Presenting a personal perspective of Mbaya’s illness from the other side of the bed, My Brain is Out of Control, offers profound insight into battling a serious illness.

READ this book! You may read the description and think that you won't be able to relate, but I guarantee there is something in this book that will resonate with you. And some of you may be able to relate to much of it, although on many different levels.

While most people haven't had the experiences that the author has, most of us have had things happen in our lives that have been out of our control. Those things may have sent us on a downward spiral, and it's how we handled that that made us who we are today. This is part of what the author discusses in this book. 

Extremely well written and though provoking, I highly recommend this read.


Dr. Patrick Mbaya is a medical doctor specializing in psychiatry. He is a consultant psychiatrist and honorary clinical lecturer in psychiatry at the University of Manchester, United Kingdom. He has a special interest in mood and addiction disorders.