Chris Brown diagnosed with bipolar disorder

Chris Brown appeared in court Friday for a hearing relating to the 2009 domestic violence incident involving former girlfriend Rihanna.

Brown recently completed a 90-day stint in rehab for anger management and received intense therapy that may have uncovered the root of his many public meltdowns. According to legal documents obtained by TMZ, the singer was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder and  PTSD.

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“Mr. Brown became aggressive and acted out physically due to his untreated mental health disorder, severe sleep deprivation, inappropriate self-medicating and untreated PTSD,” the facility wrote in its report to the court.

Brown continues to receive treatment and is currently on medication to treat bipolar disorder. And apparently it’s working.

Instead of improperly self-medicating with drugs and alcohol, the facility says Brown uses “behavioral strategies to manage acting out on impulses” and “is teaming relaxation exercises that will reduce consequent impulsive behaviors.”

The singer has also been a positive member of the treatment community, waking up at 5 a.m., working hard, and fulfilling his service obligations.

“Mr. Brown’s attitude has been beyond exemplary in regard to his community service responsibilities,” the facility noted.

Despite his progress, a Los Angeles judge order Brown to remain in the facility for an additional two months to continue treatment and await trial on assault

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  • geenababe

    Anybody who has followed this man or know of his career and outbursts knew he was dealing with some sort of mental issue. Bi-polar can either be manage or it can be deadly. It’s a lot of people out there with this disorder and don’t even know it. I hope he takes this seriously.

  • Tee

    To all who replied to my comment nice way to deflect.I was specifically talking about Chris Brown whoHAS shown that he is a violent person who can’t control his temper again and again.So let’s not make this about the other people with mental illnesses who have not been violent okay.

    @Anthony did Chris Brown do time for hitting Rihanna?maybe I’m missing something.Was Rihanna not harassed over the internet because of what happened?
    Did he not receive more sympathy than she did from the black community?Was Rihanna not blamed amongst a large segment of the black community for being hit?How about when he threw the chair through the window and people blamed the reporter for asking him questions that made him uncomfortable? Yes,I very much so do see Chris killing someone in the future and using his diagnosis as a defense.Along with having supporters in the black community,some rich and famous, he very well could get off.Especially if the victim is an unknown black girl and they could claim she started it.

    @Yolanda non black women are not my problem.I trust them and their communities to look out for them.