It sorta makes me laugh at Chris Brown has been diagnosed with PTSD – not because PTSD is funny in any way (because it’s a very serious illness and not a joke), but because it’s absolute bullshit that he’s now going to try to use as an explanation for why he’s a walking dickhead. Let me guess – next, Justin Bieber will have PTSD!
Anyhow, Chris has his PTSD diagnosis and Bipolar disorder, which is why he’s staying in rehab past his initial mandatory sentence. It’s not at all a PR stunt to try and get his career back on track once he leaves and to show everyone he’s a changed man who had a real reason to do all the shit he did beyond “I felt like it and fuck you”.
Oh, also, even though it was first reported that it was CHRIS who decided to stay in rehab for longer, it was actually a judge’s order after a report revealed the myriad of issues this dude really has. Here’s the scoop from People:
Although a report reviewed by the judge says the singer tells doctors he “is happy with the program,” Brown, in court Friday, seemed disappointed by the decision to extend his rehab stay.
“It is evident that [Brown] has responded well” to the treatment, a probation officer wrote to the court. However, the officer said that Brown’s positive change in behavior “has occurred only recently” and the court should be cautious about releasing him too soon and should keep him on probation until November.
Of course it occurred recently – TO GET OUT OF REHAB. Once he’s out, he’ll be back to the same bullshit as always. How is any of this shocking? But wait… there’s more!
According to a letter from the facility treating Brown, he has a very regimented life in rehab, waking at 5 a.m. every morning and doing 24 hours a week of community service as well as six to eight therapy sessions per week “with his team of clinicians and doctors to address his bipolar diagnosis, anger management, post-traumatic stress disorder and past substance abuse.”
The letter says that Brown “continues to make great strides” but he needs to continue “intense individual, family and medical follow-up over the next year so he can sustain the changes.”
It also says that Brown needs close supervision by his doctor “to ensure his bipolar mental health condition remains stable. It is not uncommon for patients with post-traumatic stress disorder and Bipolar II to use substances to self-medicate their biochemical mood swings and trauma triggers. Our clinical team believes Mr. Brown became aggressive and acted out physically due to his untreated mental health disorder, severe sleep deprivation, inappropriate self-medicating and untreated PTSD.”
Oh man, sounds like torture for him. I love it! What I don’t love is that these people are wasting time, energy, money and other resources on this asshole. You have to WANT to change, not just pretend to want it so that you can be let out on the loose again to get back to the life you were leading before. Ugh.