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Kanye West says he was misdiagnosed with bipolar disorder

by Staff writer



Just months after candidly discussing his bipolar disorder diagnosis and referencing it on his album, Kanye West told Donald Trump that he was "misdiagnosed" during a meeting at the Oval Office on Thursday afternoon.

In a video obtained by CBS News, West can be seen saying that though he was initially diagnosed with bipolar, another doctor told him, "I wasn’t actually bipolar, I had sleep deprivation which can cause dementia 10 to 20 years from now when I wouldn’t even remember my son’s name."


On the track "Yikes," West’s lyrics state, "That’s my bipolar shit," and, "That’s my superpower n****, ain’t no disability."

He later spoke to radio host Big Boy, confirming he was "diagnosed with a mental condition," but that he felt that it was his superpower because it helped him creatively.

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, about 2.6% of the U.S. population suffers from bipolar, which causes dramatic shifts in someone's mood, energy, and ability to think clearly.

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