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Mariah Carey Reveals Struggle With Bipolar Disorder

Mariah Carey Reveals Struggle With Bipolar Disorder

Mariah Carey Reveals Struggle With Bipolar Disorder
Photography: Courtesy of E!

"Until recently I lived in denial and isolation and in constant fear."

Iconic songstress and skinny legend Mariah Carey has opened up about her years-long struggle with bipolar disorder in a new People cover story, revealing that she was diagnosed with the mental disorder in 2001.

In an interview, Carey discusses how she fought against the diagnosis for years before finally accepting it. "Until recently I lived in denial and isolation and in constant fear someone would expose me," she said. "It was too heavy a burden to carry and I simply couldn't do that anymore. I sought and received treatment, I put positive people around me and I got back to doing what I love -- writing songs and making music."

Carey revealed that it was only recently that she finally sought treatment but is now in therapy and on medication. "It's not making me feel too tired or sluggish or anything like that," said Carey. "Finding the proper balance is what is most important."

Carey tweeted the People cover this morning, telling fans she's "grateful to be sharing this part of my journey."

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