Mariah Carey Battles With Bipolar Disorder
Pop diva, Mariah Carey speaks out for the first time about her mental health and has revealed that she suffers from a bipolar disorder.
In an article she did for People, she said she was was first diagnosed with bipolar II disorder in 2001 after an appearance on MTV’s “TRL” which resulted in her being hospitalized for physical and mental breakdown.
“I didn’t want to believe it,” Carey told People. “Until recently I lived in denial and isolation and in constant fear someone would expose me. It was too heavy a burden to carry and I simply couldn’t do that anymore. Until recently I lived in denial and isolation and in constant fear someone would expose me. It was too heavy a burden to carry and I simply couldn’t do that anymore.”
Carey is now in therapy and learning to cope with the disorder. In November, she signed on with Jay-Z‘s Roc Nation for management.
“I’m actually taking medication that seems to be pretty good,” she told the publication. “It’s not making me feel too tired or sluggish or anything like that. Finding the proper balance is what is most important.”
These days, the “Fantasy” songstress is busy at work in the recording studio, working on an album due later this year. She is also coparenting her 6-year-old twins, Monroe and Moroccan, with ex-husband Nick Cannon, to whom she was married from 2008 to 2016.
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