The actress and singer Demi Lovato, born in 1992, learned she had bipolar disorder after a stint in rehab in 2010 to address with depression, an eating disorder, and self-harm. She discussed her diagnosis in a 2011 interview with People magazine. “I never found out until I went into treatment that I was bipolar,” she told the magazine. During the interview, Lovato said she had battled depression from a young age.
Recently, the popular songstress talked to HuffPost Live about living with the condition. “I was dealing with bipolar depression and didn’t know what was wrong with me. Little did I know, there was a chemical imbalance in my brain,” she says. “Because I didn’t tell people what I need, I ended up self-medicating and coping with very unhealthy behaviors.”
After therapy and treatment, Lovato says she’s in a good place. “Now I live well with bipolar disorder,” Lovato says. “Happiness is a choice. Life is a roller coaster. You can make the highs as amazing as possible, and you can control how low the lows go.”