‘Teen Mom’ Kailyn Lowry Reveals She’s Bipolar & We’re Shocked

kailyn lowryKailyn Lowry is one of the Teen Moms who seems to have it all together, but in a recent interview, the mom of one revealed that she is dealing, now, with her bipolar disorder. She went on to apologize in advance to fans regarding an upcoming episode in which she and then-fiance Javi Marroquin get into a physical fight, evidently a catalyst for her visit with a therapist and getting the diagnosis

In the fight, Kailyn says she couldn't control her temper and began shaking Javi's head.

... Even though Javi and I have moved on from it, I want to say I’m sorry again to him and his family for letting my emotions get the best of me. I know how humiliating that is for them and I’m humiliated myself ... My mom is bipolar and it turns out I am too.

Besides Kailyn's turmoil as a young mom trying to deal with her baby daddy, her new husband, her jobs, school, and family, she has the stress that accompanies being on a hit show with millions of followers. It's great that she's now receiving the help she allegedly needs to treat her bipolar disorder; hopefully, this will make life easier for her and those she loves.

If you'll remember, Teen Mom Jenelle Evans is also bipolar. It's sort of a shame that Teen Mom 2 might get canceled due to Jenelle's antics because Kailyn could've had an opportunity to show a calmer, steadier approach to dealing with the diagnosis.

She's already had the forethought to process the fight she had with Javi and explain to fans how she's now teaching herself how to cope with her feelings of rage -- both positive examples of maturity and lesson-learning, if you ask me. Kailyn is one of the few Teen Moms who has accepted her MTV-lebrity status and is using it for good rather than evil.

Wish we could say the same about some of her co-stars.

Here's to a happy and healthy 2013 for Kailyn, Javi, and Isaac.

Are you surprised Kailyn revealed she's bipolar?

 

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SuzyB... SuzyBarno

I am surprised that she is bipolar but I am not surprised that her mom is. Since kailyn is bipolar I am happy that she seeked help and that she is taking care of herself. A healthy mommy is a good mommy. My mother is bipolar and it got to a point where we were taken away by the state bc she was no longer a fit mother. She never looked back. She never got help. She is still alive but I do not know her. My focus is to be healthy for my family and to keep my mental health in check. Have to to be a good mother.

Bloom... Bloomie79

Yup she's just the right age for that ugliness to rear it's head. So glad she's strong enough to ask for help.

MaryC... MaryCimino

I wish my mother would seek help, she's bi polar and refuses to take her medicine. But great Job for Kailyn! She's showing the positive side of the spectrum, someone who takes it on and shows that not all people with this disorder are nut jobs. Thanks again girl!

Laura Van Melle

Wow. I did not know this. As someone who has Bipolar Disorder, I can usually tell. I guess it's because I've never seen her manic on TV, whereas with Jenelle I have many times. Poor Kailyn, though. It's really hard having this illness, and I've suffered so much from it myself. I hope everything is under control now. She's an amazing mom, and I don't want to see this affecting Isaac.

Dana Gibson

 Would have never guessed!  It's good that she is getting help for it!  Would want her to turn out like her mom ( in the bad mom kind of way)...she's such a good mom!  Good luck Kailyn!

Morgan Walters

I'm really not surprised because even though its a show about teen struggle, Kailyn has always had very extreme up and downs when it comes to her emotions on the show however she handles it way better than Jenelle, I am disgusted with how she shows her tail and acts so selfish when it comes to her child. Kailyn is the exact opposite so I commend her for getting help.

crzyc... crzycatlove

Who knows. Bipolar and borderline personality disorder are incredibly over diagnosed. Not saying she doesn't have it but in the last few years anyone with any behavior problems seems to get the diagnosis. It's just like ADHD and how commonly it's diagnosed wrong. I think some people just want an excuse for the way they act. I don't mean people who actually have it though, I've been diagnosed as bipolar since I was a child and understand how challenging it is. I still don't use it as an excuse for my behavior though. I wish doctors would take the time to accurately diagnose people so they can get the help they need. I hope she gets the right treatment and stays on track. I never would have guessed she had it though. She just seems like a regular teen with crazy teen emotions.

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