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Health & Fitness Mariah Carey no longer 'in denial' over bipolar disorder

12:34  12 april  2018
12:34  12 april  2018 Source:   news.sky.com

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NEW YORK — Mariah Carey says she's no longer living in isolation after seeking treatment for a bipolar disorder . The 48-year-old says she lived in denial and isolation and feared someone would expose her.

Mariah Carey © Reuters Mariah Carey Mariah Carey has said she is no longer living in "denial and isolation" after being treated for bipolar disorder.

The singer has told celebrity magazine People that she "didn't want to believe it" when she was diagnosed in 2001 after receiving hospital treatment for a physical and mental breakdown.

She said: "Until recently I lived in denial and isolation and in constant fear someone would expose me. It was too heavy a burden to carry and I simply couldn't do that anymore."

Carey says singing and writing music have helped © Getty Carey says singing and writing music have helped The 48-year-old is now in therapy and taking medication for bipolar II, which involves periods of depression and hypomania, and often involves irritability.

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Mariah Carey says she's no longer living in isolation after seeking treatment for a bipolar disorder . The 48-year-old says she lived in denial and isolation and feared someone would expose her.

NEW YORK (AP) — Mariah Carey says she’s no longer living in isolation after seeking treatment for a bipolar disorder . The 48-year-old says she lived in denial and isolation and feared someone would expose her.

Carey said the medication is having a positive effect and is not making her feel too tired or sluggish.

"I got back to doing what I love - writing songs and making music," the mother-of-two said.

She said that she first thought she was suffering with "normal insomnia" as she could not sleep and was "working and working and working".

Mariah Carey arrives at the Kids' Choice Awards at The Forum on Saturday, March 24, 2018, in Inglewood, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP) © AP Mariah Carey arrives at the Kids' Choice Awards at The Forum on Saturday, March 24, 2018, in Inglewood, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

The star said she was "irritable and in constant fear of letting people down" and that she later learned she was "experiencing a form of mania".

"Eventually I would just hit a wall. I guess my depressive episodes were characterised by having very low energy.

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Ms. Carey said that she had lived in “ denial and isolation and in constant fear someone would She is in therapy and taking medication for bipolar II disorder , a disease that can cause sudden and She spent long hours in the studio recording her debut, “ Mariah Carey ,” and was nominated for four

"I would feel so lonely and sad - even guilty that I wasn't doing what I needed to be doing for my career."

According to the NHS, bipolar disorder is characterised by extreme mood swings, and includes periods of extreme highs and lows.

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