Chris Brown diagnosed with Bipolar disorder, PTSD
On Friday, R&B entertainer Chris Brown was ordered to stay an additional two months in the California anger management rehab facility after being diagnosed with a mental illness.
Brown, who has been at the facility since the fall, was found to be suffering from bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and severe sleep deprivation.
Bipolar disorder is a mental illness often characterized by drastic shifts in mood, activity, energy levels and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. The condition, which may be genetic, often begins before the age of 25 and can be treated with different medications like mood stabilizers.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition caused by a terrifying or traumatic event and is often characterized by flashbacks, nightmares, anxiety and/or uncontrollable thoughts about that event, according to the Mayo Clinic. PTSD can be treated with psychotherapy, behavioral therapy and/or medication.
Brown entered the rehab facility after throwing a rock through the window of his mother’s car.
The sleep deprivation is a direct result of symptoms endured by those suffering from both disorders.
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