Mariah Carey Reveals Bipolar Disorder Diagnosis

Mariah Carey is revealing for the first time that she has been battling bipolar disorder. “Until recently I lived in denial and isolation and in constant fear someone would expose me,” Carey told People Magazine.  “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.”  Carey said she thought she had a severe sleep disorder, but soon discovered otherwise. Mariah said that she was first diagnosed in 2011 but “didn’t want to believe it.” She added that she finally got treatment after “the hardest couple of years I’ve been through.”  

Mariah Carey Reveals Struggle With Bipolar Disorder


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