Mariah Carey Reveals Battle With Biopolar Disorder
Mariah Carey is finally sharing her experience with coping with bipolar II disorder & why she kept it a secret for more than 20 years.
Carey explains that she was first diagnosed with it in 2001 after being hospitalized for a breakdown.
“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.
Carey says she is now receiving treatment and taking medication to treat the disorder, which is characterized by periods of depression, hypomania and mood swings.
“It does not have to define you and I refuse to allow it to define me or control me
Carey, who has sold 200 million records worldwide, said she only recently has sought medical treatment.
She said it came after “the hardest couple of years I’ve been through”.
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