Mariah Carey Says She Has Bipolar Disorder -- And She's No Longer in Denial About It - NBC New York

Mariah Carey Says She Has Bipolar Disorder -- And She's No Longer in Denial About It

The singer is in therapy and taking medication for bipolar II, which involves periods of depression and hypomania, which involves irritability

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    Mariah Carey Reveals Battle With Bipolar Disorder

    Mariah Carey has revealed she was diagnosed with bipolar II disorder nearly two decades ago. Ida Siegal reports.

    (Published Wednesday, April 11, 2018)

    What to Know

    • Mariah Carey says she was first diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2001

    • The 48-year-old says she lived in denial and isolation and feared someone would expose her

    • The singer is in therapy and taking medication for bipolar II, which involves periods of depression and hypomania

    Mariah Carey says she has bipolar disorder -- and she's no longer living in denial.

    In a People magazine article due on newsstands Friday, the singer says she didn't believe it when she was first diagnosed after she was hospitalized for a physical and mental breakdown in 2001.

    The 48-year-old says she lived in denial and isolation and feared someone would expose her.

    Carey is in therapy and taking medication for bipolar II, which involves periods of depression and hypomania, which involves irritability.

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    Carey says she's taking medication that's not making her feel too tired or sluggish.

    Carey says, "I got back to doing what I love — writing songs and making music."

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