Inside Kanye West’s bipolar disorder

Kanye West’s troubled mental state has been on full view in tweetstorms and on the campaign trail.

A series of concerning tweets and public appearances over the years have likely been the result of the 43-year-old rapper’s bipolarism, according to his wife, Kim Kardashian, who, along with her family, has been the subject of his ultrapersonal rants and claims.

“As many of you know, Kanye has [bipolar] disorder,” Kardashian once explained about her husband to fans and begged for “compassion and empathy . . . so that we can get through this.”

West’s erratic behavior is part and parcel of the mental health disorder, which, according to the American Psychiatric Association, can bring on “extreme and intense emotional states” and can include “risky behavior” and irritability. […]


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