Kanye West opens up about his bipolar diagnosis, shares what it's like to have a 'manic episode'

On an upcoming episode of My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman, the rapper spoke at length about his struggle with bipolar disorder.
kanye west,HollywoodThe rapper revealed that he was diagnosed two years ago and sought treatment for his disorder.
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Kanye West recently opened up about his mental health in an interview with David Letterman. On an upcoming episode of My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman, the rapper spoke at length about his struggle with bipolar disorder and what it’s like when he has an “episode.” Elaborating on his experiences so far, Kanye West revealed that suffering form bipolar disorder means a person is usually hyper-paranoid about everything. He said, “When you’re in this state, you’re hyper-paranoid about everything.” 

Speaking further he said, "Everyone. This is my experience, other people have different experiences. Everyone now is an actor. Everything’s a conspiracy. You feel the government is putting chips in your head. You feel you’re being recorded. You feel all these things.” He added, "You have this moment where you feel everyone wants to kill you. You pretty much don't trust anyone." 

The rapper revealed that he was diagnosed two years ago and sought treatment for his disorder. Speaking about his encounter with a psychiatric, Kanye said, "They have this moment where they put you, they handcuff you, they drug you, they put you on the bed, and they separate you from everyone you know." He added, "That's something that I am so happy that I experienced myself so I can start by changing that moment." 

Kanye's episode is slated to release on May 31 and the rapper says he chose to speak about his diagnosis because of a "strong stigma" around mental health.

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