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Chris Brown bipolar, PTSD diagnosis: Core of volatile behavior discovered?

Chris Brown is bipolar and suffering from PTSD, which could explain a lot of his past outbursts of anger..
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Chris Brown was diagnosed with bipolar and PTSD during his recent court-ordered drug rehab and anger management program, in which he has been an in-patient for 90 days. The court documents stated that while Brown is doing well, he still needs supervision by his treating physician to “ensure his mental health condition remains stable,” according to Fox News on March 2.

During a hearing in the Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday, this information was used to keep Brown in his treatment program for a while longer. These two diagnoses certainly explain a lot of Brown’s past behavior. The case was made by his treatment team to keep Brown a while longer and the judge agreed.

The judge ordered Brown to remain in the treatment facility another two months. The letter from his treating rehab team was entered into the court documents which stated:

The document given to the court states:

"Mr. Brown will also require close supervision by his treating physician in order to ensure his bipolar mental health condition remains stable."

It continues with:

"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."

The judge replied after reading the recommendation:

"It is evident that [Brown] has responded well to the dual diagnosis treatment."

The judge then passed down his decision to have Brown stay a few more months. Brown was originally placed in the treatment facility after he attacked a photographer and broke his nose. This new incident caused his probation to be revoked. He was on probation for the beating he gave his on-again, off-again girlfriend Rihanna.

While Brown agrees that this treatment has been helpful, he couldn’t hide his disappointment about having to remain in treatment another two months. He took to Twitter to let his fans know, saying “Never really goes the way you plan. # LIFE”

Brown continues to do labor work three times a week, knocking down the hours of community service, which was another court-ordered sentence. So far he has completed 250 hours with the remaining 750 hours expected to be completed by October.

It sounds as if the rapper is trying really hard to get his life under control and although the judge mandates his treatment, Brown appears to be working hard to straighten out his life, as reports indicate he is responding well to the treatment plan. The only way he can respond well to the treatment is to put some work at changing his behaviors and it sounds as if this is the case.

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