Selena Gomez in treatment for nervous breakdown, complications of lupus
Selena Gomez is in treatment for mental health issues after being hospitalized twice in the past two weeks, TMZ Reports.
The former Disney starlet, who underwent a kidney transplant in September 2017, was at her Studio City, Calif., Home two weeks ago when sources told the site that she had become “depressed and emotional “because of a low white blood cell count, leading a member family to transport her to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
Gomez, 26, returned home a few days later, but was readmitted the following week because her white blood cell count had not improved, which allegedly caused her to skyrocket.
Sources say Gomez asked to be released from the hospital and had an “emotional crisis”, even trying to get the IVs out of her arm.
The “Wolves” singer, who suffers from lupus, an autoimmune disease, is currently being treated at a mental institution on the east coast.
Insiders revealed to people that Gomez had “a difficult few weeks” and suffered a panic attack in the hospital.
Gomez is said to be in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
Originally developed for the treatment of borderline personality disorder, DBT is a method often used to help treat several personality disorders and mental illnesses, including depression, eating disorders, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and drug addiction, according to Psychology Today.
DBT focuses on teaching patients mindfulness, healthy communication and behavior patterns, emotional regulation, and how to best respond to negative events.
This isn’t the first time the struggling singer, who announced a sabbatical on social media at the end of September, has asked for help.
In February 2018, Gomez completed two weeks in rehab for depression and anxiety, marking her third treatment for her problems, after which sources told Page Six she avoided alcohol.
Her sobriety was not, however, permanent: she revealed in the October issue of Elle, “Regarding my personal life, does anyone see me having a glass of wine?” I could give two s â ts. I’m not trying to hide. It’s my life.”
Gomez first sought treatment at Arizona’s Dawn of the Meadows facility in early 2014.
Two years later, she checked into a treatment center in Tennessee to focus on her mental health.
She previously claimed that she suffered from depression and anxiety due to her continued battle with lupus.
A representative for Gomez did not immediately return a request for comment.