Chris Brown's Aggression Due To PTSD And Bipolar Disorder - Rehab Facility
By Alyssa Ashley Lucas | March 3, 2014 4:57 PM EST
Recording Artist Chris Brown has been confirmed to have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and bipolar disorder by a rehabilitation facility in Malibu. The facility said his aggression is caused by these two disorders.
Singer Chris Brown appears for a probation progress hearing at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center in Los Angeles, California February 3, 2014.
According to Web MD, bipolar disorder is a mood disorder marked by alternating periods of manic behavior and depression while PSTD is a disorder triggered by a disturbing outside event.
In June 2009, the 24-year-old singer was arrested and pleaded guilty to felony assault after he beat his then-girlfriend Rihanna, another recording artist, in a rented Lamborghini in a Hollywood street. Brown was sentenced to 5 years of probation and 1,400 hours of community labor.
"Mr. Brown is able to use behavioral strategies to manage acting out on impulses," the rehabilitation facility's director wrote in a letter to the court. "Mr. Brown is teaming relaxation exercises that will reduce consequent impulsive behaviors."
The letter revealed that Brown had been "suffering from a severe case of insomnia." Fortunately, it has been stabilized.
Also, the report said Brown has appreciated so much what he has learned in a rehab facility. He will be looking forward to stay out of trouble. According to the singer, the program changed his life for the better.
But despite the probation director's report, Brown will not be freed yet in line with his misbehavior when he let himself get into trouble during his probation period.
In October 2013, Brown was, again, arrested after he allegedly punched a man in Washington D.C. a few blocks away from the White House. Time reported Brown also faced legal action for throwing a brick through his mother's car's window, allegedly partaking in a brawl with rapper Drake at a New York nightclub.
The letter cited, "Brown became aggressive and acted out physically due to his untreated mental health disorder, severe sleep deprivation, inappropriate self-medicating and untreated PTSD."
"Mr. Brown will also require close supervision by his treating physician in order to ensure his bipolar mental health condition remains stable," added the facility's letter.
During a hearing, the judge in Brown's case ordered that he still has to be tried in the court in the assault charge he did in Washington. Only then his fate will be sealed. It's either he will go to jail for violating his probation or he will be freed.
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