Demi Lovato Talks About Bipolar Disorder Struggles; Online Support Can Be Received
Demi Lovato has always been pretty public about her physical and mental health concerns. Fortunately, support for these mental health issues can be found online.
According to a report from Yahoo!, researchers have recently developed an affordable online relapse prevention tool for people, who are looking for support in treating Bipolar Disorder, which Demi Lovato experienced.
Bipolar Disorder Support Found Online
The report said that "ERPonline" is an online tool associated with improvement in beliefs about a person's mood. It also provides increased monitoring of early warning signs of mania and depression, compared to patients who did not use the intervention.
Bipolar Disorder is a mental health condition characterized by mania and depression. It can be treated with medication. However many people still continue to experience some relapses. "Online interventions may prove an important cheap, feasible and acceptable step forward in creating a choice of evidence-based interventions for people with BD at different stages of recovery," lead researcher Fiona Lobban from Lancaster University said.
Demi Lovato Opens Up About Her Bipolar Disorder Struggles And Treatment
As per Elite Daily, Demi Lovato has always told her fans to be comfortable in their own skin and be themselves. The "Confident" singer also wants her fans to know that they are not alone whenever they experience mental health issues.
“If you know someone or if you are dealing with it yourself, just know that it is possible to live well,” Lovato stated in a past interview. “I am living proof of that.”
Lovato also opened up about her experiences while she was under treatment. She also admitted that she almost hurt herself because of her mental health.
"Whenever I was in treatment and I had the urge to do something that was harmful to myself," she said, "whether it was self-harming or was just something that was not good for me, my treatment team told me to distract myself."
Demi Lovato has been very open about her mental health and physical body issues because she believes that her experience with her eating and bipolar disorder will be able to help other people who are going through the same process.