Demi Lovato has discussed her public battle with bipolar disorder.
The Disney star announced her diagnosis in April 2011 after she had entered rehab to cope with a long string of issues.
“It’s a daily thing. I treat it with medication,” she told Cosmopolitan for Latinas. “Not everybody does that, but for me it works.
“That’s what works for me – medicating, checking in with people, being honest, and being grateful for things.”
“When I was younger, I needed someone in the spotlight to idolise, who stood for positivity and light and happiness, and wanted to change the world.
“And because I didn’t have that, I realised, I want to do that, if only for my 12-year-old little sister.”