Demi Lovato Battles Bipolar Disorder Everyday

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Teen star Demi Lovato has suffered with Bipolar Disorder for many, many years and she revealed her belief that her daily battles with it are likely to run for the rest of her life.

The former Sonny With a Chance star was admitted to rehab in 2010 and it was then she realised she was not only suffering with bulimia and anorexia but had also been self harming due to the long running condition, bipolar disorder.

20-year old Lovato admitted in an interview that she has Body Dysmorphia Disorder which makes her see herself disproportionally.

I wasn’t going to continue to be alive if I continued to treat my body the way was… It’s a daily journey and it’s definitely going to be a struggle that I’ll have to deal with for the rest of my life. Sometimes I think, ‘Why couldn’t I have been normal?’ It’s going to be a daily battle and I’m not going to be perfect, but as long as I wake up in the morning and I eat my breakfast and I say, ‘Look, ‘I’m going to eat this meal for right now. I’m going to eat for the rest of the day, I’m not going to self harm, and I’m not doing to do anything self-destructive.’ If I can make it through the day, that’s all that matters.”

Demi Lovato in 2010 during the height of her bipolar episodes

Demi Lovato in 2010 during the height of her bipolar episodes

It’s no surprise that a young woman in Demi Lovato’s position should fall victim to these illnesses but her response could have been taken straight from the pages of the Alcoholic’s Anonymous handbook; the mantra of “I haven’t done it today.”

Eating disorders are becoming more and more common in young women who strive to be ‘perfect’ like the celebrities they idolize.

In actual fact being a celebrity at such a young age, with all the attached expectations of size, height, image, behaviour, etc, magnifies the chances of developing these self-destructive disorders and puts the youngsters under extreme pressure, when they should be out enjoying their young life and developing naturally and not under the media microscope.

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Demi Lovato leaves rehab

Demi Lovato

Recovering teenage star Demi Lovato had her Christmas wish come true when she was allowed to leave rehab in order to spend Chrissie day with her loved ones.

The eighteen-year-old star spent the day with her mother Dianna, two sisters and step father Eddie De La Garza at a Hollywood Boulevard restaurant.

“They seemed very happy and were having a good time together. Demi seemed in good spirits,” according to a source.

The Camp Rock star checked herself into the rehab center in late October after getting into a fight with a dancer, Alex Welch, on the Jonas Brothers World Tour.

If the stint in rehab is successful, we can look forward to seeing her star in the new Avengers movie, which begins shooting in April.

Good luck Demi.

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Demi Lovato checks herself into rehab

Demi Lovato

The troubled teen star Demi Lovato, who has publicly struggled with eating disorders and bullying, has recently hit rock bottom after a “physical altercation” with a dancer whilst she was on tour with the Jonas Brothers.

It was after a recent concert that Lovato and a small group of friends went out  partying. When the tour management found out about this, Lovato reacted badly as she believed that one of the crew had told on her. When she found out that the person who snitched was one of her female dancers, she became angry and a physical fight broke out, as she was convinced that the dancer had been reporting to the tour management about her drug and alcohol use.

The young actress apparently felt dreadful about her behavior and allegedly decided to take responsibility for her actions by checking herself into rehab.

Good thinking.

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Demi Lovato:New Campaign and Film to Help Eliminate Cyberbullying

With cases of cyberbullying on the increase, teen-star Demi Lovato has spoken out about her past and how she was bullied, and has teamed up with teen periodical Seventeen Magazine to help wipe out cyberbullying with a new campaign.

The Delete Digital Drama campaign aims to eradicate internet, email and telephone intimidation and the young star who herself has suffered at the hands of bullies confesses that ‘the effects… are still with me to this day’.

Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato speaks out against cyberbullying

Other TV personalities from ABC Family such as Shailene Woodley who stars in The Secret Life of the American Teenager and Pretty Little Liars’ Tyler Blackburn are also involved in the campaign.

“All it takes is to speak up, to say something,” says Woodley. “All it takes is to find that strength within yourself, to be the one to say something, to tell someone about it, to tell a teacher, tell a parent, to tell another peer –somebody – what’s going on.”

[adsense]It’s good to see these diminutive starlets taking an interest and sending messages of encouragement to the victims of this cowardly practise. At least face-to-face bullying requires a physical presence and a modicum of physical strength. Cyberbullying smacks of nothing but cowardice. It is all too easy to hide behind an anonymous email address, telephone number or screen name and send vile messages to someone that can’t possible identify you.

And no one is immune. Celebrities often find themselves the victims of a type of bullying, particularly by jealous youngsters. Selena Gomez has received anonymous death threats on websites due to her romantic involvement with Justin Bieber. Pathetic young girls who are not yet life savvy enough to realise that this kind of intimidating behaviour is very very wrong think it is permissible to post offensive and truculent comments to the young star.

Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez was cyberbullied by silly Justin Beiber fans

A new inspiring movie called simply Cyberbully premiered on ABC Family recently, starring Emily Osment, Kay Panabaker and Kelly Rowan and highlights digital intimidation and its effects through the story of a young girl who is bullied online.

The effects of cyberbullying can be devastating and far reaching. Not only does the victim suffer intimidation but they also have the added humiliation of the nasty comments being visible to an infinite number of others.

“I think that some people use bullying as a way to fit in, and I’ve noticed it’s not just the “cool” kids doing it anymore. Sitting behind a computer gives people a sense of anonymity, but everyone needs to realize that words—even the ones they write online—have a strong power to hurt people,” according to Lovato.

You are a Coward

Cyberbullies = Cybercowards

Bullying in any situation is cruel, hurtful and cowardly. Great news that Go Seventeen, ABC Family and all these young stars are rallying to support this campaign.

Watch Demi Lovato speak out about bullying in this clip:

If you think bullies are pathetic cowards or have any other comment you would like to make about this article, please use the comments box below:

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Demi Lovato – the effects of bipolar disorder, anorexia, bulimia & self harming

Child star Demi Lovato has reportedly said that the issues associated with her bipolar disorder are a ‘daily battle’ and are likely to be so for the rest of her life.

[adsense]The former Sonny With a Chance star was admitted to rehab late last year and it was then released that she was suffering with bulimia and anorexia and had also been self harming and was a victim of bipolar disorder.

18-year old Lovato admitted in an interview that she struggles with body image issues.

“I wasn’t going to continue to be alive if I continued to treat my body the way was… It’s a daily journey and it’s definitely going to be a struggle that I’ll have to deal with for the rest of my life. Sometimes I think, ‘Why couldn’t I have been normal?’ It’s going to be a daily battle and I’m not going to be perfect, but as long as I wake up in the morning and I eat my breakfast and I say, ‘Look, ‘I’m going to eat this meal for right now. I’m going to eat for the rest of the day, I’m not going to self harm, and I’m not doing to do anything self-destructive.’ If I can make it through the day, that’s all that matters.”

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Demi Lovato - No bipolar, no eating disorder, no self-harming

It’s no surprise that a young woman in Demi Lovato’s position should fall victim to these illnesses. Eating disorders are rife amongst young women who constantly strive to be ‘perfect’ like the celebrities they idolize. Actually being one of those celebrities – especially at such a young age – and knowing that you are expected to be a certain size and always dressed to perfection clearly magnifies the chances of developing these self-destructive disorders and must be an incredible strain on a young personality that is not yet experienced enough to deal with the huge demands of stardom.

Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato - the pressure on young women to look 'perfect' is immense

Eating disorders are killers and it’s about time the media stopped blinding us with Photoshopped images of impossibly perfect faces and bodies that we stand no chance of ever possibly emulating. Lives are at stake here.

I hope Demi Lovato gets better in time. Whilst eating disorders never really go away, they can and will decrease in severity. I’m living proof of that.

Other celebrities who have battled with eating disorders are Russell Brand, Jane Fonda, Britney Spears, Geri Halliwell, Felicity Huffman, Elton John, Princess Diana.

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Demi Lovato releases post-rehab video to fans at no cost

They’re starting them younger and younger these days and within hours of developing from a foetus into a human Demi Lovato was in rehab, apparently for stress related issues and a few smudges on her wrist. She’s home again now and has a video message for her fans; whom she says helped her through the ‘darkest time’ of her life.

I’d have thought that was the nine months she spent leeching off her mother in the womb like an intestinal parasite, or am I being too literal here?

Lovato has been busy reading trend sites and tweets from people regarding her situation and obviously hasn’t been getting much exercise; but in the video she looks bright and well. The sign of a good actor.

Her list of occupations includes Singer/Songwriter, actress, dancer and musician; and with just one year on fellow pop squid Justin Bieber she is regarded as many as a ‘precocious’ talent.

But not by me.

No, to me she’s just another middle class product from a rich family, rolled out by the music industry with the specific intent of robbing teenagers of their pocket money through the medium of drab pop music, trite, meaningless lyrical content and generic dance routines which you can buy on the shelf at your local Walmart. She is clearly another attention seeking brat who uses the feeblest of rouses to garner her desired aims.

It’s healthy that Lovato is getting her rehab in early though because she undoubtedly has years of it ahead of her if trends in previous child star life patterns are to be followed.

Rant over, here’s what Demi Lovato had to say

In her video she tells fans: “Hi guys, I wanted to send you a message because I know you’ve seen me out and about and I wanted to let you know that I am back and home.”

“I wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for the support you guys have given me along the way…Your support is what got me through this.”

[adsense]She also added: “I can’t tell you how much light you guys brought into my life in probably the darkest time of my life. Without you guys, I wouldn’t be here today.”

Lovato has described her time in rehab as “very, very difficult” but says she wants to use her position as a platform to raise awareness (and money for herself) in the hope it will keep others on the straight and narrow and help them deal with similar issues to hers.

She has told fans she’s excited about getting back to work and hopes to be raking in their pocket money again soon.

Hear Demi for yourself:

Share your thought’s on Lovato’s rehab revelations by leaving a comment.

Read about her entering rehab; the reasons for it; home for Christmas; her dad warning against legal action and sex tape controversy.

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Demi Lovato leaves rehab to spend Christmas with her family

The recovering Disney star’s Christmas wish came true and she was allowed to leave the rehab center where she is receivng treatment for “emotional and physical issues” to spend the day with her loved ones.

Christmas is “the most important holiday” for the 18 year old, People quote a source as saying, who ended up going out to eat with her mother Dianna, stepdad Eddie De La Garza, and two sisters at a Hollywood Boulevard cinema Bar & Eatery.

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A GossipCenter insider gave some positive feedback about the family outing, saying: “They seemed very happy and were having a good time together. Demi seemed in good spirits.”

The Camp Rock star checked herself into rehab in late October after getting into a fight with a dancer, Alex Welch, on the Jonas Brothers World Tour.

If all goes well for the star, fans can look forward to seeing her star in the new “Avengers” movie, which starts shooting in April.

Read here about Demi’s dad warning Alex Walsh not to take legal action.

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Demi Lovato’s rep brands sex tape rumors ‘disgusting’

As if Demi Lovato didn’t already have enough drama in her life already — now there are rumors making the rounds that a sex tape featuring the troubled young star could leak any day.

A source told X17online.com that Demi’s uncle Francisco Lovato has been preventing people from entering her tour bus while she was getting kinky with guys onboard.
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The source went on to say that the Disney starlet was “no stranger to filming her sexual exploits,” and that a sex tape “will surface soon.”

The rumors are said to have stemmed from last week when a number of photos emerged showing the Sonny with a Chance actress in some raunchy poses with her dancers, prompting online gossips to speculate that there is more to come
Demi, who is still in rehab after reportedly punching a female dancer, is unable to respond at present, but her reps have slammed back at the sex scandal rumors.

“Perpetrating these completely fabricated rumors from supposed sources while Demi is in treatment dealing with serious physical and emotional issues is disgusting,” a rep for the 18-year-old said in a statement over the weekend.

“The sourcing on this report is so spotty that it is hard to fully respond.”

Demi’s rep also gave examples for why the reports were completely fabricated: “For instance, Fransisco Lovato is the brother of Demi’s estranged father. He never travelled on the tour, and certainly didn’t serve as some sort of chaperone.”

Read here abour former Disney stars Miley Cyrus and Vanessa Hudgens, who have also made headlines for their less than angelic behavior.

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Alex Assault victim Alex Welch seeing plastic surgeon and still waiting for apology from Demi Lovato

The nasty punch to her face caught her totally by surprise and she is still waiting for Demi Lovato to make ammends for her shocking behavior.

“To this day, I haven’t got an apolgoy. I’ve heard nothing,” the 21-year-old dancer Alex Welch told PEOPLE. “That’s sad if you think that person is your friend.”

Five weeks ago, after a concert, Demi got upset because she had gotten into trouble for her partying behavior and suspected that one of the dancers had snitched on her.

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Walsh, who insists she did not tattle on the Disney Star, went on to say: “We were on the plane with the Joeses having this awesome time and I didn’t get a call or text from Demi or a ‘hey, you got a problem with me,’ nothing. And she walks up and punches me and literally waled away and got in her seat.”

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The attack left the back-up dancer with a black eye and bruised cheek bone, but not any permanent damage, PEOPLE reports.

However, according to RadarOnline, Welch — who has hired Beverly Hills attorney Donal Karpel and might pursue litigation — had to receive emergency medical treatment following the incident, as well as further consultation from a cosmetic surgeon.

“After the attack, Alex had to get emergency treatment,” Karpel said. “She is now consulting a Beverly Hills ears, nose and throat plastic surgeon.”

The high-powered attorney also said that Welch intends to take Demi to court, although –as we reported yesterday — the star’s father is warning the the dancer not to sue his daughter. “She won’t win,” he told RadarOnline. “Demi has really good lawyers and so does Disney, this girl shouldn’t sue.”

Read here about teen singer Justin Bieber, who was under invesigation for allegedly hitting a young boy.

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Demi Lovato’s dad warns dancer not to take legal action for alleged bust-up

Alex Welch, the dancer who was on the receiving end of an alleged punch from Disney star Demi Lovato, has met with lawyers about the incident and is “considering legal action”, TMZ reports.

Now Demi Lovato’s dad, Patrick, is warning the the dancer not to sue his daughter. “She won’t win,” he told RadarOnline. “Demi has really good lawyers and so does Disney, this girl shouldn’t sue.”
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After a concert in early November, Demi and a “very small group” went out for a night of partying and “when tour management found out about this,” a source told People, “they talked to the people involved, including Demi. Demi reacted badly and perceived that someone on tour had told on her.”

When Demi had reason to believe that this snitching someone was one of her female dancers, she lost control and broke out into a physical fight with her the following day on a flight.

And according to reports, Demi has also gone off the rails with some excessive drug consumption. A so-called friend told RadarOnline that he saw the troubled star snorting line after line at a party: “Demi was belligerent, being slutty and doing coke all over the house. The guy who hosted the party shot multiple videos of this and what I’ve seen with my eyes, Demi is screaming, ‘F**k all of you, I’m famous, I don’t care what any of you think of me the whole world loves me.’ He shot her in the bathroom as she was finishing a line (of cocaine).”

Demi was only sixteen when she achieved celebrity status, and as we have seen with the public meltdowns of high profile stars such as Lindsay Lohan and Britney Spears, being under the limelight and constant scrutiny of the media can take its toll.

Eating disorders and self-mutilation are often used to help the individual cope with, block out, and release troubling feelings and emotions. Drink and drug problems often also come into play.

Demi has been in a treatment center since October and according to her father “she is so strong and  she is getting better every day.” He went on to tell RadarOnline that Walsh is only looking to sue his daughter because she his after her money.

“Demi is so successful and and she has plenty of money, that’s why this girl would be going after her,” Patrick insisted. “She wouldn’t do this if Demi wasn’t famous.”

Do you think Welch stands a chance up against Demi and her powerful lawyers, or would she best of to take heed of Patrick’s words of warning and steer clear of court?

Read here about teen singer Justin Bieber, who was under invesigation for allegedly hitting a young boy.

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