Loved Selena Gomez spoke for the first time about her diagnosis of bipolar disorder and about the conditions she went through.
In a live chat on Instagram she had with Miley Cyrus, during a series of talks titled “Bright Minded”, Selena described her real health.
Asked how she feels in these times of crisis, Selena Gomez said she was recently diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder Syndrome, after an evaluation at a Boston hospital, adding that this diagnosis does not scare her so much.
“I was consulted at one of the best mental illness hospitals in America, McClean Hospital, and I talked to the doctors. Finally, after years of trying all kinds of things, I realized I was suffering from bipolar disorder, she said. I was both terrified and relieved, the singer continued – terrified because the veil was torn, but easy to find out the cause of these depressions and anxieties that have plagued me for so many years. I have never had the full picture of this disease, and now it helps me a lot to know more and, because of this, I am not afraid anymore.
Bipolar disorder, known until recently as a manic-depressive syndrome, is a serious mental disorder, manifested by frequent mood swings of the affected person, whose condition alternates between depression and hyperactivity. It is estimated that between 1 and 2% of the world’s population currently suffers from this condition, and the World Health Organization figures indicate that more and more young people between the ages of 16 and 34 are diagnosed with bipolar syndrome.
During the discussion, Selena Gomez also said that the place where she grew up especially prevented her from talking about her emotions and fears.
“I’m from Texas,” she says, and there’s no talking about mental illness. There you have to be cool. I saw a lot of kids and teens growing up angry because they wanted to be dead like that. Now that I said what I had to say, I want to find out as much information as I can about the disease and I’m not afraid of it anymore. ‘
The singer had talked about her episodes of depression in the past but had never referred to such a diagnosis. In 2019, she deleted her Instagram app from her phone, because it “made her feel even more depressed”
Asked in an interview how she was doing about the 152 million people who were watching her posts, she said:
“I was always watching the new posts, but I am convinced that this is profoundly unhealthy for me and all the young people. We spend all our time focusing on these comments and letting them invade us, ‘she said. The star also explained how the excessive use of social networks has affected his disposition and self-respect. “The continuous connection depressed me, made me no longer feel good about myself and look at my body differently,” she said.