Selena Gomez She is among the celebrities who have often spoken openly about their struggles with mental health. Similarly, Ice Cream The singer opened up about her 2020 diagnosis of bipolar disorder, a mental health condition characterized by mood swings, in an Instagram Live with Miley Cyrus. “I went to McClellan Hospital, one of the best mental hospitals in America, and I discussed that years later, going through so many different things, I realized that I was bipolarI was equally horrified and relieved – horrified as the veil was lifted but relieved that I finally had the knowledge of why I had been battling various depressions and anxieties for so many years,” said Selena was midnight sky singer.
“I never had full awareness or response to this situation. It really helps me when I have more information, it doesn’t scare me once I know,” she said.
Taking the discussion further, the singer spoke about how she faced the situation in her new documentary, my mind and meWhich will be available on Apple TV on November 4.
Shared in a short clip from the film Vanity FairIn this article, Gomez describes the fear she felt after receiving the diagnosis. “When I first got out, I didn’t know how I would deal with my diagnosis,” gomez remembered. “What if it happened again? What if the next time, I didn’t come back?” he said. “I needed to keep learning about it,” she continued of the condition, “I needed to take it day in and day out,” she said.
She also spoke about her mother’s advice, something she said helped her deal with the fear surrounding the diagnosis. Recalling her childhood days, she said, “I grew up in Texas, and I was so scared that lightning and thunder meant a tornado was coming.”
“But my mom gave me these books for kids that explain lightning and storms and thunder, and basically say ‘the more you know about it, the less you’re going to be afraid of it’. And it did Really helped.” he added.
Explaining the condition, psychiatrist Dr Tridip Choudhary told Indianexpress.com, “It is a group of brain disorders that cause extreme fluctuations in a person’s mood, energy and ability to function.” He continued: “Our brains have different types of neurotransmitters such as dopamine, serotonin, norepinephrine, serotonin, gamma amino butyrate, glutamate, and acetylcholine – which are somehow unbalanced. These changes cause such a change in mood. A person may feel sad for a few days, weeks or months and then feel happy for no reason at all.”
According to Dr Choudhary, the onset of symptoms usually starts between the ages of 15 to 30 years. “It is distributed equally between men and women,” he said. “Symptoms of bipolar vary from being in a low mood for most of the day almost every day, to fatigue, disturbed sleep, feelings of hopelessness, a sense of worthlessness, loss of interest in previously pleasurable activities, suicidal thoughts, or being cheerful in a state of mania. There may be excessive talking, increased self-esteem, excessive participation in activities, which can have painful consequences such as sexual inattention, decreased need to sleep,” he explained.
Talking about the treatment, the expert said that “hospitalization may be required if the person becomes violent and hurtful.”
Earlier on World Mental Health Day celebrated on October 10 every year, the singer shared another glimpse of the documentary on her Twitter. “Just who are you Selena,” she can be seen saying in the trailer. “Nobody cares what you’re doing. It’s about who I am, and I’m okay with where I am. I’m grateful to be alive,” she said.
Every breath, a success. in respect of #world mental health day I wanted to share the trailer for my documentary Selena Gomez: My Mind and Me. on 4 November @AppleTVPlus https://t.co/h8bkDd9mmV pic.twitter.com/2D4HixbCjL
— selena gomez (@selenagomez) 10 October 2022
In a recent interview Vanity Fair, he thenOneI’d be as nervous as I am to put this personal point forward, in my heart I know the time has come. I hope sharing my experiences and hardships will help people share their stories. Feeling inspired to do will help. And hopefully things can and do get better.”
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