Chris Brown is believed to be diagnosed with bipolar disorder and PTSD.
Brown was diagnosed with these conditions according to legal documents attained through E! News. This might actually be the reason for his aggressive and violent behavior, especially towards Rihanna, as reported here on the Inquisitr. To most people, bipolar disorder, in general, are episodes of aggression followed by depression. PTSD, or post-traumatic stress disorder, is fairly new in its term, but is mostly associated with the trauma veterans experience after war. Prior to its current name, PTSD was closely associated with war and was known as “shell-shock”. Later, it would be known as “battle fatigue”.
Pertaining to Brown’s condition, the letter from the rehab facility states:
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. Mr. Brown became aggressive and acted out physically due to his untreated mental health disorder, severe sleep deprivation, inappropriate self-medicating and untreated PTSD.
This was attained during a court hearing for his probation in which the judge ordered Brown to stay in his residential rehab program, despite receiving a favorable report from the probation department. Brown even looked very presentable next to his mother and lawyer as the judge simply stated that Chris has responded favorably to the dual diagnosis treatments. Along with the favorable report and presentable appearance, Brown also completed 250 hours of community service. He schedules his service eight hours a day for three days a week. If he keeps up with this schedule, he will be done by October 10th.
The report also includes a statement by Chris Brown in which it reads:
He 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. 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.
Brown has been acknowledged for doing well in rehab. However, he was disappointed with the court ruling. A report on TV Guide would show he would follow up with a message on Twitter to his fans.
Never really goes the way u plan. #LIFE
— Chris Brown (@chrisbrown) February 28, 2014
It is good Brown has now found out he has bipolar disorder and PTSD. He can now take the next steps in his therapy. However, he will need to reappear in court on April 23rd in Los Angelas for a probation violation setting hearing.