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'Stranger Things' star reveals battle with bipolar disorder

Rodolfo Vieira
Jun 07, 2018
10:44 A.M.
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David Harbour, the actor from Stranger Things, recently opened up about his struggle with anxiety, self-hatred, mania, fear, sobriety and bipolar disorder.

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Harbour was very candid regarding his mental health and didn't hide anything during the lengthy interview with Marc Maron in his podcast, WTF, which took place on Monday, June 4, 2018.

The 43-year-old revealed that most of his health problems with intimately related to his preoccupation with spirituality, something that he had never shared publicly before.

The actor told Maron that he was diagnosed as bipolar after suffering a manic episode when he was 25, and that part of the reason for it was a connection that he had with what he believed to be a God.

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When asked if he was taking any drugs at the time, the Stranger Things actor said 'no,' but admitted that he didn't need drugs to see things in his mind, such as 'elves' in the corner of a room.

According to Harbour, his parents checked them into a mental asylum, and that the institution wasn't has romanticized as he had hoped. The actor described it as a very sad and smelly place that left a bad impression on him.

While at the mental asylum, Harbour realized that the other patients, commonly referred to as 'crazy' by outsiders, believed that they were sane, which he found quite fascinating.

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Still talking about drugs related to mental health, Habour shared that he had problems with the medication for his bipolar disorder and that the best medicine for him was to 'eat a cheeseburger, smoke cigarettes and hang out.'

The actor took the opportunity to promote the podcast through his Twitter and urged those suffering from bipolar disorder to give the WTF podcast a try. If you wish to learn more about David Harbour, consider following us on our Twitter account @amomama_usa.

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