Chris Brown Diagnosed With PTSD And Bipolar DisorderBy: Val Powell - March 3, 2014
Chris Brown’s name has been synonymous with trouble ever since his 2009 assault on ex-girlfriend Rihanna. After the altercation between the two, Brown has had several encounters with the law including a brawl with Canadian recording artist Drake and an assault on a man in Washington, D.C. The most recent bout with the law happened when the singer threw a brick through his mom’s car window.
Brown’s diagnosis came out during a hearing that was held in the Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday. The singer was sentenced to spend 90 days in rehab, which started in the fall. Based on the court documents, Brown’s records from the rehab facility state that his mood swings are the cause of his bipolar disorder and PTSD (Post-traumatic Stress Disorder.)
Brown has been through several hardships in his life. In an interview in 2007, he revealed that his stepdad used to beat his mother. The beating terrified him, and at the same time made him feel like he wanted to beat his stepdad with a baseball bat.
The singer, 24, will require close supervision by a physician to treat his disorders and make sure that he remains in a stable condition. He was also ordered to remain another two months in the program to get better. Reports from the facility have also said that Brown has been fulfilling his requirements and has been more than exemplary.
Even after hearing that he is doing well in rehab, the singer expressed his dismay over the ruling by tweeting “Never really goes the way u plan. #LIFE.
Reports say that Brown has already accomplished 250 hours of service and has 750 more hours to render. His community service should end in the middle of October if he continues to do his duties three times a week.
He is scheduled to report back in court on April 23 for another hearing.
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