Chris Brown Ordered To Stay In Rehab, Diagnosed With Bipolar Disorder and PSTDBy: Meaghan Ellis - March 3, 2014
Chris Brown’s temper tantrums and violent past now has a classification.
According to E! News, the singer-actor has reportedly been diagnosed with bipolar and post-traumatic stress disorders. The publication also obtained legal documentation, which confirms Brown’s condition, explaining his notable behavioral problems.
The letter from Brown’s Malibu rehabilitation facility gives an account with details about his diagnosis.
“Mr. Brown will also require close supervision by his treating physician in order to ensure his bipolar mental health condition remains stable. It is not uncommon for patients with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Bipolar II to use substances to self-medicate their biomedical mood swings and trauma triggers.”
The Grammy Award-winning singer’s actions, which were a result of the untreated mental disorder, were also explained. “Mr. Brown became aggressive and acted out physically due to his untreated mental health disorder, severe sleep deprivation, inappropriate self-medicating and untreated PTSD.”
As a result of the diagnosis, the judge has ordered Brown to remain in the residential rehab program for an additional two months. Brown’s community service records were also included in the report, specifying that he has “completed 250 hours of community labor and has a remaining balance of 750 hours.”
The Battle of the Year actor reportedly completes a total of 24 hours of community service each week. The report projects that with Brown doing 8 hours of community service three times a week, he is expected to complete the remaining balance of the hours by Oct. 10. “It is evident that [Brown] has responded well to the dual diagnosis treatment,” Judge Brandlin said.
Although the “Loyal” singer received a laudatory report from the probation department, the judge still refused to overturn the decision. Brown will remain in the rehab facility.
The report also expressed that Brown “would like to inform the court that he appreciates what he has learned in the rehabilitation facility, as it has allowed him to change his life for the better,” and that “he remains thankful to the court for the opportunity to find out and learn about himself, his anger issues and the type of person he wants to become, which is a man who is able to better himself and be a positive role model.”
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