Pete Davidson Felt 'So Much Better' Following Borderline Personality Disorder Diagnosis
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Pete Davidson has revealed he felt 'so much better' after receiving a borderline personality disorder (BPD) diagnosis.
The comedian, actor and writer opened up about his disorder in a chat with Glenn Close on Variety's Actors on Actors series.
The 27-year-old said: "I got diagnosed with BPD a few years ago, and I was always just so confused all the time, and just thought something was wrong, and didn't know how to deal with it.
"Then, when somebody finally tells you, the weight of the world feels lifted off your shoulders. You feel so much better."
Davidson previously explained how he received the diagnosis in 2017 following a series of breakdowns, which he had attributed to his daily weed use.
Speaking on WTF With Marc Maron, he said: "I've been a pothead forever. Around October [or] September last year , I started having these mental breakdowns where I would, like, freak out and then not remember what happened after. Blind rage.
"I never really did any other drugs, so I was like, 'I'm gonna try to go to rehab. Maybe that'll be helpful'.
"So I go and I get off weed. They told me there, they're like, 'You might be bipolar', and I was like, 'OK'.
"So they're like, 'We're gonna try you on these meds'
"And then I got out [of rehab], and then I started smoking weed again - and I'm on meds."
Following a 'really bad mental breakdown', Davidson had three months of sobriety, but his condition didn't improve - which is when he received his diagnosis.
He said: "I found out I have BPD, which is borderline personality disorder.
"One of my psychiatrists [diagnosed me]. He was always saying before this big meltdown, 'You're probably bipolar or borderline, we're just going to have to figure it out'... I'm depressed all the time."
He added that he had begun taking medication for his BPD.
He said: "It is working, slowly but surely.
"I've been having a lot of problems. This whole year has been a f***ing nightmare."
Davidson lost his dad when he was just seven-years-old, after the firefighter died battling the blaze at the World Trade Centre caused by the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Davidson said: "My big thing is trust. One day he was here and the next day he was gone."