Chris Brown Has PTSD, Bipolar Disorder, Rehab Facility Says
Chris Brown has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder, a rehab facility has confirmed.
According to court documents obtained by E! News, the facility determined that the singer suffers from both ailments, which are the causes of his history of aggression.
"Mr. Brown will also require close supervision by his treating physician in order to ensure his bipolar mental health condition remains stable," a letter from the unnamed facility reads. "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."
However, representatives at the rehab facility added that Brown has been "beyond exemplary" in performing his community service requirements, while Superior Court Judge James Brandlin noted that Brown "has responded well to the dual diagnosis treatment."
The singer was in court today (Feb. 28) for a progress hearing in his 2009 assault case against Rihanna, MTV reports.
"Never really goes the way u plan. #LIFE," the singer tweeted Friday.
Never really goes the way u plan. #LIFE— Chris Brown (@chrisbrown) February 28, 2014
In addition to the Rihanna case, Brown has also faced trouble in the past few years for throwing a brick through his mother's car's window, allegedly assaulting a man in Washington, D.C., and allegedly partaking in a brawl with Drake at a New York nightclub.
"X," Brown's sixth album, is scheduled for a May 5 release.