Demi Lovato: 'I Have Bipolar Disorder'

Demi Lovato: 'I Have Bipolar Disorder'

Demi Lovato has revealed that she’s been struggling with bipolar disorder.

The 18-year-old entertainer told People, “I never found out until I went into treatment that I was bipolar….Looking back it makes sense. There were times when I was so manic, I was writing seven songs in one night and I’d be up until 5:30 in the morning.”

After treatment, though, Demi said, “I feel like I am in control now where my whole life I wasn’t in control.”

FYI: Bipolar disorder is when people experience major – and often abrupt – mood shifts where they’ll go from having an elevated or excited mood, called “mania,” to having feelings of depression.

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  • http://bridgit-mendler.org Bridgit Mendler Online

    Wow, this kid had it rough. Glad she got that help she needed. And more importantly I am glad she finally left the Mouse House!

  • Mona

    My thoughts and prayers are with her. Seems like she really needs it. <3

  • Ally

    This is so sad. But I’m so proud of her for stepping up.

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  • jazmin

    I have Bipolar too and I know how she feels. I hope she learns how to cope with it like I did. It’s really hard. I have anxiety & I had depression too x

  • Smile

    @Bridgit She has not left the Mouse House, why do you keep on saying that? She’s left the show but she’s still signed with Hollywood Records. And she’s most likely left Jonas Management, rumors of which had been going around even before the tour.

  • kerri

    WOW!!! I didn’t know that. She is such a brave young woman for coming forth and telling people. I can’t wait until her music comes out. She is a really talented person.

  • m

    @Smile: She has left Disney Channel. That alone should help her get an older fanbase.

  • Kristen

    I could not imagine but that just makes me more proud of Demi

  • Lara

    Demi is really the best only someone very special and courageous would have the strength to overcome, I am very proud

  • Lara

    Demi is really the best only someone very special and courageous would have the strength to overcome, I am very proud!

  • Eva

    Demi is really the best only someone very special and courageous would have the strength to overcome, I am very proud

  • Danielle

    I do not know what to say she’s my little girl!

  • Angelina

    WOW I am very proud of her through this very difficult mainly because it has the whole world watching, that’s why she’s so strong and courageous

  • lauren6

    for everything shes been through its a miracle shes turning out to be such a strong woman…18 and to be bipolar is so tough and on top of that to have an eating disorder…ive always liked demi and knowing that shes getting better day by day…she is an amazing talented beautiful girl and i am going to be a lifelong fan

  • Miley

    It must be very difficult, I feel very bad because I really care and love Demi with all my heart and want her to be happy, now she knows she can count on all of us fans (and we are many)

  • Isabella

    She is amazing to go through all that and to be talented and make many people happy, I’m sorry you have experienced this Demi

  • Isabella

    She is amazing to go through all that and to be talented and make many people happy, I’m sorry you have experienced this Demi!

  • Helena

    we did not realize my girl through it all and we did not do anything she needed of help

  • Helena

    wish you had not gone through that Demi, love you!

  • http://bridgit-mendler.org Bridgit Mendler Online

    @Smile: Just because ur signed with HWR does not make u a Disney kid. Queen and Jesse Mccartney is signed under HWR and they’re not Disney kids. She’s signed with their label, but she no longer has a contract with them therefore, she is not under Disney’s wig anymore.

  • js

    Wow her life sucks—good luck dem!

  • donni

    danm that wack

  • good-one

    Don’t let the shrinks Sucker Punch you.

  • http://justjaredjr. jan

    I suspected that Demi was bi-polar. I have a friend who was diagnosed with bi-polar a few years ago. Like Demi, she has an eating disorder (under control) and did some self-medicating (with liquor) to make her feel better. Now that she is under medication, she is truly happy with her life for the first time. I am so happy that Demi was diagnosed and can enjoy life and we can enjoy her talent!

  • anonymous

    Demi says she was bullied because she was a chubby kid so why oh why do they let her young sister get so overweight except that they are making money out of her!!!

  • christina

    hope u get better

  • anonymous

    demi, you’re my idol. i know how you feel.

  • dani

    “Demi says she was bullied because she was a chubby kid so why oh why do they let her young sister get so overweight except that they are making money out of her!!!”
    OMG! Are you serious? That’s like saying that the bullies have the right to bully someone because that someone is overweight! Because we don’t fit in someone’s “beauty” standards, we need to do something to fit in it so we won’t get bullied?? That’s putting the blame in the bullied people instead of in the bully… *smh*
    I agree that Maddie is a little overweight, but what the hell! Saying that they are using it to make money out of her? Maddie would probably have more acting opportunites if she was skinnier! If her family and her decide that she needs to lose weight later, I hope it’s mainly because of her health, not to fit in in someone ideal standards!

  • mrsdestinyhope

    It disgusts me to even think that people actually believe the only way to look good and feel great about urself is if ur a size TWO! If God wanted the entire world to be skinny, he would have made us all that way and wow,people have the nerve to pick on Maddie’s weight? Can she help the fat that she was “BORN THAT WAY” people? Look in the mirror first before u bring down others. The only reasons why peeople pick fun of celeb’s appearance is because they think their ignorance doesn’t hurt them. Well guess what ? Those people are humans two which means they have FEELINGS! Most of u who sit behind ur computers going this one is ugly and that one’s gonna end up like Lilo are probably just mislabel souls that wish u can have half of what those celebs have!

  • Jocasta

    I’m very proud of Demi, there are few people who have the courage to do what she did and still share it with everybody else, she is very strong she is my inspiration and she is the best example for people of strength and courage

  • Ellen

    OMG! is my princess she need not go through, but she knows she can ask for help and we’re here their fans

  • Angelina

    go through all that and still be Demi Lovato beautiful, talented should not be easy, Demi need not be so ever in your life we ​​love you the way you are

  • Samanta

    I do not know what to say Demi was always my beautiful and healthy girl, but now I’m very proud only someone very strong to overcome it! Demi is the bravest girl in the world

  • Miranda

    Demi is amazing to go through all that and so expose themselves because she knows she is helping many people! she is my pride!

  • Paris

    She is so strong to overcome it all, I am very proud her
    we love you!

  • Isabella

    hope she’s okay now

  • Alice

    I love you very much and I’m proud of you

  • Lise

    Demi you will always be perfect for me just be happy, please!

  • Vanessa

    Go through all this is not easy and the whole world looking at you so it only made it harder! but you’re through with his strength and courage I am very proud of you!

  • Gisele

    I cried and then I feel proud of Demi for being so strong, I love you girl

  • Kristen

    I’m sorry, I’d go through all this just so for you do not suffer! I’m very proud you’re the most special, strong, brave and sweet! Love you!

  • heyyoo

    asldkj OH GOSH. Now I know what my problem is. I have a bipolar disorder toooo. I get Demi’s sitch.

  • Megan

    She’s only 18 and is handling this with such maturity and character, I’m very proud of Demi! and is because she is strong, brave and good
    Demi is the most beautiful person in the world she is beautiful in your heart!

  • Nayara

    Now I know why all she has, I feel more proud she is amazing she is strong and courageous, she is the best, love you!

  • Nayara

    Now I know why all she has, I feel more proud she is amazing she is strong and courageous, she is the best, love you!!

  • Jennifer

    she is so mature and so brave I’m very proud of Demi she’ll always be my inspiration, my example, my love!

  • Mariah

    I’m sad for all, but very proud of my girl be strong, courageous and mature I know it’s hard believe me I really know

  • Lara

    are so many revelations I’m shocked this whole time I was happy because she was happy and in fact she was not
    Love you!

  • Eliane

    is so sad I could hardly imagine that Demi went through this but we are always here with her

  • dANA

    This is why people like her and Nick j are my favorite celebs. They both have been delt things that they have to struggle with everyday and they openly talk about it, the good and the bad parts. They are not fake plastic celebs and don’t mask there problems up by drinking and doing drugs instead they make their issues into a postitve and help peope who are no doubt dealing with the same problems. GO DEMI!