Chris Brown Aggression Issues Due to Bipolar Disorder and PTSD


Chris Brown was sent back to jail after getting kicked out of the rehab facility he has been residing in, but although it appears that the singer violated the center’s “internal rules,” according to the treatment facility, his aggression issues are due to untreated bipolar disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and severe insomnia. During a court appearance on February 28, the troubled star was defended by the facility which discharged him Friday morning and praised his flawless behavior during his four-month stay. He was taken into police custody and is being held without bail.

Chris Brown has had several aggression episodes, starting with his ex-girlfriend Rihanna, whom he beat hours before the Grammy awards, but the treatment facility where he spent the last four months stated that all his issues are due to untreated bipolar disorder, PTSD and severe insomnia. The official letter defended the 24-year-old singer and concluded that the behavior problems stem from undiagnosed mental disorders. Brown was finally diagnosed with multiple conditions and, ever since then, he has been under appropriate and strict treatment. “Inappropriate self-medication” is one of the reasons why the troubled star’s condition got worse, but the facility stated that, with the right medication, he will be better.

Short-Lived Excellent Behavior

Although Chris Brown continued to make the headlines when he threw a rock through his mother’s car window in November 2013, it could all be because of the conditions he is suffering from. As a result, a judge ordered him to go back to rehab and he should have remained in the treatment program for another two months. However, in the light of recent happenings, the facility decided to end discharge him, which sent Brown directly to jail.

Winding back a couple of weeks, the facility sent an official letter in which it praised the star’s “beyond exemplary” attitude regarding his “community service responsibilities.” Moreover, it was noted that the singer used to wake up at five in the morning and worked 24 hours per week without being asked to. The star’s probation officer stated on February 28 that the 24-year-old singer has completed 250 hours of community service, but he should have had 750 more.

A Los Angeles County Sheriff source told New York Daily News that Brown “was arrested on a warrant” Friday morning, but although he violated the facility’s “internal rules,” the infractions reportedly did not include drug use or violence.

Saved by Untreated Conditions

Back in February, the facility in which Chris Brown spent a few months concluded that his aggression issues were due to bipolar disorder, PTSD and severe insomnia and that he will be under close supervision by experts in order to make sure that his bipolar mental health condition does not change again. The facility also stated that the singer’s violence undoubtedly stems from the untreated mental disorders, but with the right medication he can recover.

Another trial is due in April regarding an assault charge, but the singer continues to focus on his music and plans to release a new album this year. No further details have been offered regarding what will happen now, but one thing is certain, namely that Chris Brown’s aggression issues are due to several conditions, including bipolar disorder and PTSD.

By Gabriela Motroc


Rolling Stone


Us Weekly

New York Daily News

One Response to "Chris Brown Aggression Issues Due to Bipolar Disorder and PTSD"

  1. beebe*tree   July 21, 2014 at 8:47 am

    When it comes down to it, no matter how famous you are, or how ill you look in music videos…we’re all human,susceptible to diseases both mental and physical. ..those that stay around despite you’re faults are those that love you.

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