Disney teen Demi Lovato opens up about her struggles

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Demi Lovato was treated for bipolar disorder during her three-month stay in rehab earlier this year.

The Disney star, 18, says she was diagnosed with manic-depression shortly after checking in to the clinic.

‘I never found out until I went into treatment that I was bipolar,’ says Demi.

‘Looking back it makes sense. There were times when I was so manic, I was writing seven songs in one night and I’d be up until 5.30am in the morning.’

Demi, who says she’s ‘battled depression from a young age’, left rehab in January and has since had the words Stay Strong inked on her wrist.

‘I feel like I am in control now where my whole life I wasn’t in control,’ she tells People.

‘What’s important for me now is to help others.’

Demi Tweeted yesterday: ‘I’m so overwhelmed with all of the support you guys are sending my way.. Unbelievable.. I love each and everyone of you.. Thank you.’

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