Congratulations to Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake on their second child and to Nicki Minaj and Kenny Petty! Nicki is pregnant with her first child!
In other news, what’s going on with Kanye West? According to an interview with Forbes magazine, he’s running for president, he’s suspicious that the COVID-19 vaccine is the “mark of the beast,” and so much more. Kim Kardashian came forward with her concerns about some of his recent behavior and opened up about her husband’s bi-polar disorder and how he was diagnosed back in 2016. Her biggest concern is that he is going through a manic period. Kanye stressed that he is not willing to accept medication for his disorder. His worry is that it would change who he is. He confessed in his talk with David Letterman in the Netflix series My Next Guest Needs No Introduction, that taking medication can “ramp him up” and lead to racing thoughts, irritability, sleep loss, and paranoia. “Everything feels like a conspiracy,” for example, the government watching him at all times.
Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition that can cause shifts in mood, energy, and behavior. Manic episodes are similar to dramatic “highs” while dramatic “lows” are depressive episodes. Similar to Kanye’s recent events, these episodes can last from hours to weeks. Because bipolar disorder is a lifelong illness, common treatments include a combination of medication and psychotherapy. This week’s episode of The Latin Babbler Show speaks more about Kanye and is available now.