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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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91.

Roman Moroni    

BS just a defense tactic to negate criminal intent (mens rea) - oldest trick in the book

186 days ago
92.

KicksandGiggles    

No fancy psychological or psycho crap. Brown is just a little proud rich hoodlum. Plain. Simple.

186 days ago
93.

gegeok    

Ohhh he still testing positive for weed...the levels are just lower..since he is de toxing

186 days ago
94.

luckymonie45    

At least he trying to do well. People should appreciate that. He not so bad, when you consider, that he really has well intentions, but people keep provoking him....perhaps he really an alright type a guy who hate to be disrespected....just saying.

186 days ago
95.

scott    

BS

186 days ago
96.

Rhapsody    

How convenient...... I would have believed this more if he was dx with these issues, before all the beating happened.

186 days ago
97.

dark    

"Post Traumatic Stress Disorder"

Okay where the hell he get THAT? Wasn't in a war zone, wasn't in the military, wasn't pregnant.

"Chris was self-medicating inappropriately."

That isn't a defense. It's just used to try to look favorable in a judge/juror's eyes

186 days ago
98.

MC    

I am so sick of celebrities, politicians, etc. behaving badly (Chris Brown, Jesse Jackson, Jr., Brittany Spears) and then claiming Woe is Me...I have Bipolar II disorder. Only about 3% of the population has a true bipolar condition! and these folks just use it to avoid owning up to their poor behavior.

186 days ago
99.

MC    

I am so sick of celebrities, politicians, etc. behaving badly (Chris Brown, Jesse Jackson, Jr., Brittany Spears) and then claiming Woe is Me...I have Bipolar II disorder. Only about 3% of the population has a true bipolar condition! and these folks just use it to avoid owning up to their poor behavior.

186 days ago
100.

Your S&M Girlfriend    

Any port in a storm, eh Mark?

186 days ago
101.

sevotery    

What a liar. He payed the doctors to come up with diagnoses for him to use as an excuse to get him out of trouble. I hope the court ignores them. But I bet they won't and another "Celeb" or should I say Crim will get off scott free again.

186 days ago
102.

Blackpower    

I use to hate Chris brown but now I don't tmz are liars

186 days ago
103.

Charlotte    

Chris Brown recently stated he lost his virginity at 8 y/o to a 14 or 15 y/o. I bet his PTSD comes from sexual/physical abuse when he was a child.

186 days ago
104.

lisening    

I hope you continue to do your best...today's society says to laugh and condemn other whom are different. It pathetic these ignorant judge mental heartless bastards...they proclaim to normal when they're reaching out judging the same behavior your getting treatment for....Praise the efforts on taking that step to be a better Man..... Love the Music...one day at a time ....love yourself first .....

186 days ago
105.

℧ Never kick a cow patty on a hot day ℧    

Horse Knockers!

186 days ago
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