Pete Davidson has admitted that a huge weight was lifted off his shoulders when he was finally diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder.
The 27-year-old comedian, known for his work on Saturday Night Live, was diagnosed with the condition in 2017.
Speaking to Glenn Close for Variety’s Actors on Actors series this week, Pete recalled the relief he felt when he was told by medics about his condition.
It came years after feeling ‘confused’ after struggling to find the right doctors who knew about the condition.
Speaking with The Stepford Wives actress on video chat, Pete opened up about struggling prior to his diagnosis.
“I was always just so confused all the time, and just thought something was wrong and didn’t know how to deal with it,” he told Glenn.
Pete’s physician finally helped him determine the diagnosis in 2017, much to his relief at the time.
The funnyman added: “When somebody finally tells you, the weight of the world feels lifted off your shoulders. You feel so much better.”
According to the NHS, BDP affects a person’s mood and the way they interact with people around them.
“One of my psychiatrists [diagnosed me]. He was always saying before this big meltdown, “You’re probably bipolar or borderline, we’re just going to have to figure it out,” he also said in the past.
Prior to receiving his diagnosis in 2017, Pete revealed that he had checked into a rehab facility to support with his mental struggle.
He was placed on a bunch of medication, however after leaving the facility he stopped taking his prescriptions.
It was at this turning point that he sought help again and eventually received his diagnosis.
While Pete was relieved to finally learn that he had Borderline Personality Disorder, at the time the comedian also faced pressure as he learned to live with his condition.
Speaking to Marc Maron in 2017, he said: “I’ve been having a lot of problems. This whole year has been a f****** nightmare.
“This has been the worst year of my life, getting diagnosed with this and trying to figure out how to learn with this and live with this.”
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