Tyler Baltierra revealed on last night's Teen Mom OG reunion episode that he has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. RadarOnline.com can exclusively reveal more on Catelynn Lowell's husband's shocking mental health confession.
"He mentioned in the past that he thought that maybe he suffered from bipolar disorder, but he wasn't sure," the insider told Radar. "He's talked about his mood going from super funny and goofy, which he's known for, to his depressive phases. That was a red flag for him."
The source claimed Baltierra is opting out of taking pills for the disorder because he "doesn't want to depend on them." "He's looking into holistic retreats and natural remedies to see how they work," the insider said, adding how he's also going to refrain from entering treatment. "He definitely wants to be home with his family and not go away for any amount of time," the source explained. "He is never opposed to therapy."
Revealing his diagnosis to viewers on the TMOG reunion stage has made Baltierra "feel like a huge weight has been lifted off his shoulders." "He doesn't know why he didn't speak up sooner because although it did take time to fully understand, it wasn't a shock," the source said. "Him opening up wasn't planned, but he's glad he did."
Baltierra is staying "optimistic" and is "learning as much as he can" about the diagnosis. "Everything makes just makes sense now," the source said. "He wasn't even sure where his emotions were coming from before."
Baltierra hinted he has been suffering from depression when he tweeted earlier this month, "Laying in bed next to my peacefully sleeping wife. I can hear my daughter snoozing away through the monitor in her room. My dog is cuddled up on the floor next to me… & yet I feel so empty… so alone."
Lowell entered rehab on November 17 and again on January 17 for suicidal thoughts after suffering a miscarriage.
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