Selena Gomez reveals she may never be able to have children due to her bipolar disorder medication

The singer also admitted that while struggling with mental health issues, including her bipolar disorder, she had suicidal thoughts for a period of time

Selena Gomez reveals she may never be able to have children due to her bipolar disorder medication
In her documentary titled 'Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me', Gomez has made an effort to go into greater depth about her battle with mental health issues (@selenagomez/Instagram)
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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Selena Gomez has claimed that she won't be able to carry her own child if she wanted to get pregnant due to two specific medications she takes for her bipolar disorder. In her documentary titled 'Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me', Gomez, who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2018, has made an effort to go into greater depth about her time in a mental hospital and her battle with mental health issues.

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Gomez, 30, recently discussed her desire to have children in an interview with Rolling Stone that was released just before the premiere of her documentary. She admitted that although McLean Hospital, the mental health facility where she is seeking treatment, had significantly reduced the number of medications she was taking, she still takes two extremely dangerous pills due to which, carrying your own child becomes challenging.

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Gomez told Rolling Stone, "It's a very big, big, present thing in my life," but the 'Kill Em With Kindness' singer believes "However I'm meant to have them, I will." According to WebMD, taking specific bipolar medications while pregnant increases the chance of birth abnormalities in the first trimester. Potential flaws include heart defects, developmental delays, and neurobehavioral issues in addition to defects of the neural tube.

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When discussing her experience with bipolar disorder, Gomez said, "My psychiatrist really guided me. But I had to detox, essentially, from the medications I was on. I had to learn how to remember certain words. I would forget where I was when we were talking. It took a lot of hard work for me to (a) accept that I was bipolar, but (b) learn how to deal with it because it wasn't going to go away."

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Gomez candidly opened up about her struggles with mental health in the interview. The 'Only Murders in the Building' star admitted that while struggling with psychosis, which resulted in her being given a bipolar disorder diagnosis, she had suicidal thoughts for a period of time. "I thought the world would be better if I wasn't there," she said, stressing that she had never attempted suicide.

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The 'Love You Like A Love Song' singer said that the major thing that genuinely helped her was philanthropy. She became interested in politics, contributed to the Netflix shows 'Living Undocumented' and '13 Reasons Why', and also started the Rare Impact Fund. Her documentary, which follows the singer over the course of six years, will be made available for streaming on Apple TV+ on November 4, 2022.

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