Dr. Drew Weighs In On Sheen

In case you haven't noticed, Charlie Sheen is crazay! No, really. He's a nutjob. According to Dr. Drew Pinsky, Charlie Sheen shows symptoms of hypomania, a serious mental disorder. What is hypomania, you ask? Find out below.

Dr. Drew and Charlie Sheen

Wait, so Charlie Sheen isn't a rockstar from Mars with the blood of a jungle cat running through his veins? No. In fact, the winningest man in Hollywood might not be such a winner -- because according to Dr. Drew, he's losing... his mind.

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In a VH1 special airing tonight, Dr. Drew Pinksy, addiction specialist and therapist to the stars, delves into the Two and a Half Men star's troubled life -- and what he believes to be Sheen's serious mental illness. We know what you're thinking: Charlie Sheen... crazy? Nooooo. But there might be a word for Sheen's brand of kook -- and no, it's not "winning."

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Pinsky says that Sheen's exhibiting signs of "hypomania," a symptom of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Hypomania is characterized by delusions of grandeur, euphoria, irritability, extreme creativity, drive for success (uh-hem... winning...) and reduced need for sleep.

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Does it include a proclivity to say really creepy things to the media? We'll have to find out tonight on VH1 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

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Comments on "Dr. Drew: 'Charlie Sheen has a mental disorder'"

Scoby April 03, 2011 | 4:13 PM

What a article

Belle March 10, 2011 | 2:33 PM

You have to admit... he has been acting pretty crazy, no matter what the connotation of the word. And he seems to be in on the joke.

Tiana March 10, 2011 | 2:30 PM

Come on, guys. It's a celeb gossip article. They're not curing cancer here! It's just good old fashioned fun. Lighten up a bit!

Nathan March 09, 2011 | 9:00 PM

Within the first two lines of this article, you refer to Charlie Sheen as crazy and a nutjob. Both of these words are stigmas that carry with them very negative connotations. Referring to Mr. Sheen in this way places a label on him and tries to define who he is. However, if Mr. Sheen does in fact have a mental illness it will not change who he is. The mental health world is plagued by stigmas that make it shameful to be diagnosed. However, to receive proper treatment one must first be diagnosed. Therefore, to make it less shameful for these individuals receive treatment we, as a society, need to break down these stigmas and stop referring to the mentally ill as "crazy" and "nutjobs."

S March 09, 2011 | 3:51 PM

But this ARICLE makes you sound really unintelligent. LMAO. Intelligent indeed.

joe March 08, 2011 | 5:53 PM

I understand that you do what you can to make this article captivate the attention of small-minded gossip followers.... But this aricle makes you sound really unintelligent.

e-squared March 08, 2011 | 4:49 AM

OK, so I have it too (i.e. Hypomania, and it is a symptom of those other words Shizophrenia and Bipolar). It is an asset within certain parameters (i.e. art & entertainment). Anyway, Dr. Drew is not the wave that Charlie must surf (or eat). It is not a moral issue. If Charlie wants to contest with Dr. Drew (and I am not any more impressed with Dr. Drew's TV appearances than I am with Charlies', it might show:-), he ought submit (not to Drew, but to the organics). Fighting requires resting a lot. Not resting is Charlies' only error as far as I can see. But it is not his error. It is what Hypomania does. It is an organic issue.

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