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Maybe Robert Pattinson is so good at playing a tortured soul because he has some real-life experience. The Twilight star just told a British magazine that he's "a manic depressive." Although he hasn't been diagnosed by a doctor, Pattinson says that the condition is obvious to him, especially when he's in a relationship:
"You over-analyze everything -- you analyze how if you say one thing, someone likes you, and if you say another, they don't. You begin to experiment on people, which isn't good for real life. I don't think I'm very romantic any more -- just manic depressive."
Sounds like Kristen Stewart has her hands full.
It's tough to say how seriously to take this quote, given that Pattinson hasn't actually been confirmed bipolar (the actual medical term) by a doctor. But he certainly wouldn't be the first celeb to come out with the disorder. Here are just a few who've spoken out about their condition:
Pete Wentz - The Fall Out Boy singer admitted in 2007 that he had manic depression, saying "I obsess over everything. When I am depressed, I can't get out of bed."
Carrie Fisher - The Star Wars actress was diagnosed in her late teens with manic depression, and has been outspoken about her own struggle with the disorder. Right now she's talking about it onstage every night in her one-woman Broadway show, Wishful Drinking.
Mel Gibson -The controversial actor/director said last year to an acting class, "I had really good highs but some very low lows. I found out recently I'm manic depressive."
Rosemary Clooney - The '50s jazz singer and actress, mother to Miguel Ferrer and aunt to George Clooney, left show business for ten years after a nervous breakdown. With therapy, she launched a career comeback in the '70s.
And we'd be remiss if we didn't at least mention...
Britney Spears - Britney hasn't come out as bipolar, but experts have been saying that she exhibits "classic bipolar behavior" ever since her Vegas marriage and infamous head-shaving incident.
Do you think Rob is really bipolar, or is he exaggerating? Chime in below!