Battle of Carrie Fisher's bipolar disorder horrible medication reaction to 'genius' factor.


Battle of Carrie Fisher's bipolar disorder horrible medication reaction to 'genius' factor.

Prior to her passing in 2016, Carrie Fisher battled bipolar disorder and drug addiction for 45 years. The Star Wars actress—best known for playing Princess Leia—was given the diagnosis in her 20s, after a heroin overdose left her fighting for her life.

The actor and author were fervent supporter of mental health issues and was forthright about her condition. Because she invited her admirers along on her personal path, this also meant that her addiction became very public.

Many people loved Fisher's candor, and Todd Fisher, who interviewed General Hospital actor Maurice Benard for his video podcast series State of Mind, shares the same admiration.

Carrie Fisher's brother discusses her fight with bipolar disorder on SOM.

Todd talked with Catherine Hickland, who plays Sonny, and his wife, Sonny's portrayer, about their sister Carrie and her battles with bipolar disease.

Extreme mood swings associated with bipolar disorder include manic and depressive episodes. Several weeks, months, or even years may pass between these episodes. Carrie received medical treatment for her ailment, but she also developed a lifelong drug addiction.

Todd referred to their bond as "special." Carrie claims that he provided her with a "warming presence" in her first book, which she dedicated to him. Carrie wrote several novels, but Postcards from the Edge and its follow-up, The Best Awful, in particular, gave readers a real understanding of what it's like to live with bipolar disorder and manic depression.

The horrifying reactions to medications of Carrie Fisher

In the interview, Todd adds that doctors initially tried using lithium, which Benard also needs to manage his bipolar disorder, to control Carrie's mental health. Fisher eventually needs much more, though, in order to control her swings.

The physicians "tried numerous medications on Carrie," according to her brother, but they "nearly killed her" and left her "on the floor vomiting," he recollects. Despite all of this, Fisher disclosed that their family's guiding principle was "the show must go on," and Todd disclosed that self-medication helped her get through much of her work.

Since Fisher admitted that she would want to take anything, he took control of her medication. For years, according to her brother, they believed Carrie would die from an overdose, but Todd now blames her lack of self-control as the main factor in her demise.

Todd also talked about the doctors' efforts to help his sister control her moods, pointing out that for her, the goal was to maintain equilibrium rather than get high. Fisher talked openly about the effect that seeing his family abuse drugs and alcohol had on him, claiming that he ended up acting as the "designated driver."

Carrie's best performance, according to Todd, was in the most recent Star Wars film.

In reference to one of her most well-known parts, Todd claims that the final Star Wars film featured some of her best actings because of how closely she was portrayed by Princess Leia. This is because she was "suffering from mental illness" while being a "strong, intellectual lady who voiced what was on her mind."

Due to the fact that she "saw the world in a whole other manner," Todd even acknowledges that her mental illness played a significant role in the development of her "genius" artistic flare.

The tragic death of Carrie Fisher

Four days after suffering a heart collapse on a flight to Los Angeles, Carrie, unfortunately, passed away in 2016 at the age of 60. The actress tested positive for alcohol, cocaine, heroin, morphine, and ecstasy, according to the coroner's findings.

Debbie Reynolds, Carrie's mother, suffered a stroke and died at the same hospital the day after Carrie. Debbie's casket and Carrie's ashes were interred together.

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