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Chris Brown

Anger Triggered By Bipolar Disorder

2/28/2014 11:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Chris Brown has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, severe insomnia and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder ... and that's why he has had such anger issues ... this according to new court docs.

Chris was in court today for a progress hearing in the Rihanna beating case.  Documents were filed by the facility where Chris just completed 90 days of anger management therapy. In fact, Chris stayed longer, just completing 95 days.

In the legal docs -- obtained by TMZ -- an official from the rehab facility wrote that ... in addition to his diagnosis ... Chris was self-medicating inappropriately. 

The facility writes, "Mr. Brown became aggressive and acted out physically due to his untreated mental health disorder, severe sleep deprivation, inappropriate self-medicating and untreated PTSD." They never explain the cause of the PTSD. The letter also says Chris was diagnosed with Bipolar II. 

The letter says Chris is on meds for the bipolar and other conditions.

Chris has learned various relaxation exercises, according to the letter, and he's tested negative for drugs, including weed, during his stay.

The facility says he's doing really well.  It says he gets up at 5 AM and works hard.  They say he's been especially good with community service, saying, "Mr. Brown's attitude has been beyond exemplary in regard to his community service responsibilities."


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Max Smart    

What a load of bs. Don't stigmatise legitimate sufferers of bipolar disorder just to make excuses for this violent schmuck. It's cruel and offensive.

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203 days ago


Well once he gets on the right combination of medication I'm sure he will straighten out like Amanda did. It will take time.

203 days ago


This guy looks like a meth head, skin, weight, looks etc, it's most likely the drugs that make him act like that. Too many people trying to bipolar as an excuse for their bad behaviour. You never even used to hear much people having bipolar disorder before, now these spoilt celebs use it as a get out of free card. Next they'll be saying the same for Bieber and Lohan.

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Corrina Williams    

Oh my god..I'm crying right now!! This is so sad!! All of u are sick people..leave him alone!! He doesnt deserve all the hate he gets!! If u dont like what he does,then turn away and keep walking!!
(Crying :( )

203 days ago


Classic Dual diagnosis. Does illness create the behavior, or behavior the illness? Do I drink cuz I'm depressed, or depressed cuz I drink. Psycho-babble. Stop getting loaded.

203 days ago


Um yeah.. about that during a bipolar II people have constantly shifting phases of hypomania and extreme depression. Hypomanic episode, elevated mood can manifest itself as either euphoria (feeling "high") or as irritability. Flying suddenly from one idea to the next. Rapid, "pressured," and loud speech. Increased energy, with hyperactivity and a decreased need for sleep. They are often quite pleasant to be around and are usually the life of the party. unfortunately they are also known to spend money they don't have, seek out sex with people they normally wouldn't, and engage in other impulsive or risky behaviors.
This is followed by extremely random periods of extreme, debilitating depression, social withdrawal, and suicidal thoughts. I'm not around him so I can't tell what he's like behind closed doors but I'm calling BS. And I've been doing psychology since AP psych in HS, and am a psych major who volunteers with abuse victims and veterans.

As for the PRSD conidering that his dad and step dad used to beat bot him and his mother like a rag, and every male in his life used and abused his mom both physically and sexually in his presence I can see how that could screw you up and lead to PTSD....maybe he was raped or sexually abused too that would explain that 8 year sex "joke".

203 days ago

She's baaaack    

That' a crock of shlt. He has anger issue. Maybe if the bipolar doesn't work, he can have celiac disease or gluten sensitivity next, how about fibromyalgia? Those seem to be the buzz diagnoses for the millenium. Give all of them a try and see what sticks, Geragos.

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The law is the law.

If he can act normal at other times...

It sounds like Obama is his apologist.

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They need to let him breathe

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Double Bubble    

He's been diagnosed with things that anyone can get a doctor to agree that you have.. Now he will legally get to smoke weed that's prescribed and take his pills without fear of being prosecuted or have to go to rehab.. Surprised it took him this long to get a doctor to say he has these things..

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Yeah right, him and half of America

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No. I am bipolar and I know that physical violence is wrong.
Stop using this disorder as an excuse!

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Yeah, right!!! it always ends up with the same bs, every single time. Stars are always hooked on prescription medicine and they have mental disorder... yeah right!!

203 days ago


Or he's an A$$HOLE!!!

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