According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, about 2.6% of America nationals are affected by bipolar disorder. Mariah Carey, one of the best all-time singers, had lived with bipolar disorder. She was diagnosed with the medical condition in 2001 after she was hospitalized following a physical and mental breakdown. Carey spent many of her years suffering from the medical condition in silence.
“Until recently I lived in denial and isolation and in constant fear someone would expose me,” she says. “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 told People cover story.
“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 characterized 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 said further.
The hero hitmaker was also found caught up in a drinking habit. Following her series of heartbreaks and health issues, she sorts to drown her problems with alcohol. Her brother told National Enquirer, magazine in 2001 that he feared her sister has been a heavy drinker since been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
Currently, Mariah Carey is receiving bipolar disorder treatment. She told People magazine that she has sought treatment after a rough couple of years she has been through.
“I’m actually taking medication that seems to be pretty good. It’s not making me feel too tired or sluggish or anything like that. Finding the proper balance is what is most important,” she told People magazine.
“I’m actually taking medication that seems to be pretty good. It’s not making me feel too tired or sluggish or anything like that. Finding the proper balance is what is most important,” she told People.