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Popular actress reveals she has bipolar disorder

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 • Tamil Comments

In an Instagram live chat with Disney star Miley Cyrus, popular American actress/singer Selena Gomez revealed that she was recently diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

"Recently, I went to one of the best mental hospitals in the world, but definitely in America, McLean's Hospital, and I discussed that after years of going through a lot of different things, I realized that I was bipolar. And so, when I got to know more information, it actually helps me. It doesn't scare me once I know it. And I think people get scared of that, right?" Selena spoke in the live chat. Explaining her reaction to the illness using an analogy, Selena further added, "When I was younger, I was scared of thunderstorms, and my mom bought me all these different books on thunderstorms. She said, 'the more that you educate yourself on this, the more that you’re not going to be afraid.' And it completely worked."

According to a chief clinical psychologist, "Bipolarity is a mood disorder which is characterised by mood swings. There are two phases of bipolarity — bipolar mania and the depressive phase. In the mania phase, a person is generally highly overactive. He/she does not sleep much and the cardinal symptom is that there is a lack of sleep. The other phase is the depressive phase where your mood is low."

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