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Chris Brown

Anger Triggered By Bipolar Disorder

2/28/2014 11:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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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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76.

Carl    

Probably true, but everyone has an excuse for doing bad things. There are very few normal, well adjusted people with no mental issues that are as prone to violence as him. So while he probably is bipolar and should get treatment, that doesn't mean he isn't fully responsible for his actions.

237 days ago
77.

OK    

Chris Brown is a p.o.s!

237 days ago
78.

Darcel    

I am thrilled this gifted young man is getting the help he needs to grow past his squabble in the abyss. I am pretty sure he did not have a mental health problem when he was signed to his record deal.

What troubles me is that he, like too many other young celebs, are not afforded the proper protections albeit insulation while building their career in show biz. They have been exploited to no end. Pounced by tremendous demands, challenged to vacate their morals and down right abused by forces behind the scenes who are relentless about pocketing the bucks earned off these kids backs. Perhaps it's call time for more reforms in how young performers are treated. I bet you things would begin to change if industry heads were held accountable for the actions of their signees.

That said, CB is making an attempt to turn things around and should be supported. Forgiven. And concerning "RiRi," the young girl he "attacked," It was wrong indeed. None of us were in the car with these "lovebirds" when things got ugly, But she is no angel and needs intervention too.

237 days ago
79.

Darcel    

I am thrilled this gifted young man is getting the help he needs to grow past his squabble in the abyss. I am pretty sure he did not have a mental health problem when he was signed to his record deal.

What troubles me is that he, like too many other young celebs, are not afforded the proper protections albeit insulation while building their career in show biz. They have been exploited to no end. Pounced by tremendous demands, challenged to vacate their morals and down right abused by forces behind the scenes who are relentless about pocketing the bucks earned off these kids backs. Perhaps it's call time for more reforms in how young performers are treated. I bet you things would begin to change if industry heads were held accountable for the actions of their signees.

That said, CB is making an attempt to turn things around and should be supported. Forgiven. And concerning "RiRi," the young girl he "attacked," It was wrong indeed. None of us were in the car with these "lovebirds" when things got ugly, But she is no angel and needs intervention too.

237 days ago
80.

Abe    

That stupid a-hole is a moron with anger issues. That's it. He needs to be locked up for a decade for beating women.

237 days ago
81.

Mr. Smith    

pump synthetic medications in his blood, he has a tendency to lash out uncontrollably, I would take a step back, look at situation, figure a way to mellow permanently, he's not getting jumped.

237 days ago
82.

kells    

Good for him. I'm no fan, but this is a step in the right direction.

237 days ago
83.

Vote2012    

Sure now are we suppose to feel sorry for him? A few years in jail will fix that disorder real fast.

237 days ago
84.

Whocares    

Whatever. He's a piece of ****.

237 days ago
85.

DrunkN_MastR    

So don't freak out when he hits his bitches... he has an excuse.

237 days ago
86.

BigRedEd    

Sounds like the same Dr. that Elvis used!

237 days ago
87.

Reedv    

Bipolar is a bitch.

237 days ago
88.

shadyisking    

I dont know what it is about you people in the comments but you all seriously need some love in your love...i sense ur all lacking it...since no one ever seems to be able to say anything positive. maybe for once try being happy that he's showing some type of change? or root for him to get better rather than put him down even more? Im sure if he had more people actually rooting for him, it would give a better reason to behave. What he did was wrong, but wouldnt you rather he learned from it and grown up? I think its good that he's showing changes, and i may not be a fan but i sure as hell hope that he contiunes on the right path and becomes the boy he once was. It would be nice to see a star that went down the wrong path switch over and show everyone that they can make it. And this is unnecessraily long comment but i just think some of you should show a little kindness once in a while

237 days ago
89.

Buggs-Bunny    

The next time he raises a hand to a woman CHOP OFF HIS ARMS! be a man and take responsibility for your actions.
If you are truly mentally ill, I hope you get proper medical treatment. I truly do but if you ever decide to hit a woman again I hope she has a brother that will make you wish you were in prison.

237 days ago
90.

ABB    

What exactly the hell does this thug N have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from?

237 days ago
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