Charlie Sheen Thinks He "Might" Be Bipolar, but It Only "Rears Its Head" When He's "Partying"

Anger Management star continues

By Francesca Bacardi Jan 19, 2016 7:47 PMTags
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Charlie Sheen has been opening up about everything to Dr. Mehmet Oz, from his HIV-positive diagnosis to his relationship with his father. But now the Two and a Half Men alum is talking to the famed cardiologist about the status of his mental health.

During Monday's episode of The Dr. Oz Show, Dr. Oz asked Sheen if he thought he ever thought he was manic. "The majority of, in my experience with the manic behavior is usually in the throes of deep partying, deep substance abuse and drinking," said the 50-year-old star. "It doesn't really happen when I'm not doing that, it has never really reared its head."

The Anger Management star further explained that there are people in his life who have "certain medical opinions, certain personal opinions that I might be bipolar." He also admitted to the talk show host that he wanted to try and "fix" everything while he's confronting all his demons.

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"It's interesting how I answered that question. I've been described or 'diagnosed' by enough people, and I guess at some point you have to take a look at it if it keeps walking like a duck, you know? And I'm not opposed to investigating that aspect of myself. I've come this far, might as well fix it all, right?" he said on the show. "It's dicey for me because I don't look at it as mania, I just look at it as existing and exploring a very interesting and full world and universe."

Even though it is a serious issue for Sheen, he still had a sense of humor about his potential mental illness, jokingly asking whether his pictures pop up when someone Googles "mania." He also admitted that he sometimes suffers from irritability, restlessness and a heightened sex drive.

"That's as honest as I can be," he added. "I've just accepted it as part of my makeup."

When Dr. Oz brought out Dr. Shahla Modir, an expert who specializes in psychiatry, the doctor duo asked him if he'd be willing to receive help from the specialist. "Absolutely, I would," he said. "She's presented it in a way where it makes sense, it's not an attack, there's no judgment."