Tuesday, 11 August 2020

Lady Gaga reveals she's on anti-psychotic medication

Singer Lady Gaga, real name Stefani Germanotta, revealed she is taking anti-psychotic medication because she 'can't always control what her brain does.'

In a frank and open discussion with Zane Lowe on Apple Music's Beats 1 radio station, Lady Gaga, 34, said that she has found olanzapine helpful - a drug used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar. 

She said: 'I wrote a song on Chromatica called 911, and it's about an anti-psychotic that I take and it's because I can't always control things that my brain does and I have to take medication to stop the process that occurs.'

She added: 'I know I have mental issues and I know that they can sometimes render me non-functional as a human.'

Lady Gaga previously said that she went on medication after being repeatedly raped at the age of 19, leaving her with PTSD. 

She said at Oprah's 2020 Vision: Your Life In Focus Tour in Florida back in January: 'I had a psychotic break, I'll explain what happened. Here's my brain, here's the center.

And then, I was triggered really bad in a court deposition, and this part of the brain where you stay centered and you don't dissociate, right? It went like this,' she said, before slamming her hand down.

'It slammed down.  And my whole body started tingling, I started screaming,' she said. Asked by Oprah where she was at, she replied, 'I was in the hospital.' 
'It's very difficult to describe what it feels like other than that at first, you are completely tingling from head to toe, and then you go numb, but what is essentially happening is the brain goes, 'That's enough, I don't want to think about this anymore, I don't want to feel this anymore,' boom,' she said, slamming her hand down again. 


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