Mariah Carey said for years she had a hard time believing her bipolar disorder diagnoses.
The superstar singer is now proud to share with the world, her disorder. In a People magazine cover story, Carey talks about having been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and where she is today.
“Until recently I lived in denial and isolation and in constant fear someone would expose me,” she said. “It was too heavy a burden to carry and I simply couldn’t do that anymore. I sought and received treatment, I put positive people around me and I got back to doing what I love — writing songs and making music.”
The Mayo Clinic defines bipolar disorder as “a mental health condition that causes extreme mood swings that include emotional highs (mania or hypomania) and lows (depression).”
Mariah Carey said she was first diagnosed with the disorder in 2001. During that time, she was hospitalized following a breakdown.
After years of having the disorder, Carey said she recently sough treatment. Carey told the publication she is now in therapy and taking medication for bipolar II disorder, which includes periods of depression as well as hypomania.
— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) April 11, 2018