Chris Brown Diagnosed With Bipolar Disorder
Volatile star's anger issues attributed to previously undiagnosed conditions...
Chris Brown's anger issues are reported to have been linked to previously undiagnosed bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Documents submitted to Los Angeles Superior Court from the rehab facility where he has been treated reveal the dual diagnosis, which purports to explain the series of angry and violent incidents that the R&B star has been involved in over recent years.
The singer was in court yesterday for a progress hearing after he was sentenced to 90 days in rehab in November.
In court documents obtained by E! News, the rehab facilities attributed Brown's "mood swings" to PTSD and bipolar disorder.
"Mr. Brown will also require close supervision by his treating physician in order to ensure his bipolar mental health condition remains stable.
"It is not uncommon for patients with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Bipolar II to use substances to self-medicate their biomedical mood swings and trauma triggers," a letter from the facility read.
"Mr. Brown became aggressive and acted out physically due to his untreated mental health disorder, severe sleep deprivation, inappropriate self-medicating and untreated PTSD."
According to the documents, Superior Court Judge James R. Brandlin said "It is evident that [Brown] has responded well to the dual-diagnosis treatment."
Representatives from the rehab facility added that he has been "beyond exemplary" in fulfilling his community service requirements.
But CB himself seemed reflective yesterday as he tweeted: "Never really goes the way u plan. #LIFE"
Aside from his legal troubles, Brown will drop his long-awaited X album this year, along with his Fan Of A Fan 2 mixtape with Tyga.
He has also recently teased a collaboration with Ariana Grande.