During yesterday’s Teen Mom reunion episode, Tyler Baltierra opened up about his bipolar disorder diagnosis. As fans of the show may be aware, the reality TV father has mentioned he may be suffering from it before, but now it’s confirmed!
It’s definitely been a really tough season for Tyler and his wife Catelynn Lowell.
Not only did she spend time in rehab after having suicidal thoughts, but now, fans have also learned that Tyler deals with bipolar disorder.
It all started when Dr. Drew suggested Tyler was depressed and that is when the MTV star confirmed his condition which he has apparently been struggling with for a long time.
One insider explained that ‘He mentioned in the past that he thought that maybe he suffered from bipolar disorder, but he was not sure. He has talked about his mood going from super funny and goofy, which he is known for, to his depressive phases. That was a red flag for him.’
About his confession, Tyler tweeted: ‘Honestly, I was not even planning on releasing that info, but once Cate mentioned about my recent diagnosis, I figured ‘what the hell!? Like why am I so against telling anyone!? It has actually been a little easier to digest since I have been talking about it more.’
The Teen Mom dad is now hoping to find a way to deal with it without medication.
‘Well, tbh it is still so new to me. So, I have been doing nonstop research on the diagnosis, the different remedies to combat symptoms, and how to better understand it. I did refuse medication, but only because I wanted to try all of the natural remedies first. It’s a journey,’ he explained after a follower asked if he is seeking help.