Mariah Carey reveals she’s battling bipolar disorder
Singer Mariah Carey opened up about her struggle with bipolar disorder. “Until recently I lived in denial and isolation and in constant fear someone would expose me. 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,” she revealed, reported People.com.
“For a long time I thought I had a severe sleep disorder. But it wasn’t normal insomnia and I wasn’t lying awake counting sheep. I was working and working and working… I was irritable and in constant fear of letting people down. It turns out that I was experiencing a form of mania. Eventually I would just hit a wall. I guess my depressive episodes were characterised by having very low energy. I would feel so lonely and sad — even guilty that I wasn’t doing what I needed to be doing for my career,” she added.
Mariah revealed that she was first diagnosed in 2011 but “I didn’t want to believe it”. She added that she finally got treatment after “the hardest couple of years I’ve been through”.