Selena Gomez Reveals She Was Diagnosed With Bipolar Disorder

Gomez also spoke a bit about the difference being diagnosed made in her speech at McLean Hospital in September, although she didn't explicitly say what the diagnosis was. "It felt like all of my pain and anxiety washed over me all at once, and it was one of the scariest moments of my life," she said. "I sought support, and the doctors were able to give me a clear diagnosis. The moment I received that information I actually felt equal parts of terrified and relieved—terrified, obviously, because the veil was lifted, but relieved I finally had the knowledge of why I had suffered for so many years from depression and anxiety. I’ve never had full answers, awareness or anything about this condition So I began to face it head on."