4:55 PM EDT 3/17/2017
Selena Gomez has disclosed that she went into a rehab center in Tennessee. The singer had to cancel the remaining dates of her Revival World Tour back in August.
The singer alluded to having panic and anxiety attacks, as well as depression as the reasons for making the decision to check herself into the treatment facility. Selena Gomez admits that these developed when she was diagnosed with lupus. She says she began to have panic attacks before going on-stage and even after leaving the stage.
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The singer adds that she surrendered her phone for 90 days and took part in group therapy sessions along with other women who also had the same issues as her. "You have no idea how incredible it felt to just be with six girls," Selena Gomez told Vogue for its April issue. "Real people who couldn't give two s***s about who I was, who were fighting for their lives."
The singer admits that while it was "the hardest thing she had ever done," she also believed that going into rehab and getting the treatment she needed was for the better. Selena Gomez revealed that she regularly sees a therapist five times a week for sessions in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). The fashion magazine states that the treatment was first created for patients who suffered from borderline personality disorder.
Since then, it has been extensively used to treat certain conditions such as depression. Selena Gomez confesses that the treatment has "changed her life," and hopes that more people would discuss therapy in public.
Selena Gomez had opened up about her own issues with anxiety and depression before a panel discussion. The singer said she had gone through a difficult time during production of the Netflix series "13 Reasons Why," which is based on a novel that was written by Jay Asher about a teenager who committed suicide, according to Entertainment Tonight Online.
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