Chris Brown Diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder and PTSD

According to E!:

According to legal documents obtained by E! News, the famous singer is believed to be suffering from bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder.

The letter from the rehab facility states, “Mr. Brown will also require close supervision by his treating physician in order to ensure his bipolar mental health condition remains stable. It is not uncommon for patients with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Bipolar II to use substances to self-medicate their biomedical mood swings and trauma triggers.”

It continues, “Mr. Brown became aggressive and acted out physically due to his untreated mental health disorder, severe sleep deprivation, inappropriate self-medicating and untreated PTSD.”

The report also states that Brown “would like to inform the court that he appreciates what he has learned in the rehabilitation facility, as it has allowed him to change his life for the better,” and that “he remains thankful to the court for the opportunity to find out and learn about himself, his anger issues and the type of person he wants to become, which is a man who is able to better himself and be a positive role model.”

That’s right, Chris.  Life never really goes “as planned.”

I know I’ve had some harsh criticisms of Chris Brown in the past, but I am SO HAPPY that he is getting this help.  It’s not easy, and it’s even more difficult because it’s basically being done publicly.  The diagnoses make complete sense when taking his behavior into account.  Even looking at his on and off Twitter rants let you know something was going on.  Add a mental disorder mixed with alcohol and drugs and you’re gonna have those kinds of problems.

I’m behind him.  That is just too much talent, too much potential to do good and impact others for him to go down the road he was going.

Keep up the good work Chris! I’m rooting for you.

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