Heath Ledger may have suffered from bipolar disorder

October 27th, 2008 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI  

Michelle Williams

London, Oct 27 (ANI): Hollywood actor Heath Ledger might have endured a long battle with Bipolar disorder, according to a new biography.

The book Heath: A Familys Tale says that the disease might be genetic as the late actors uncle Haydn was recently diagnosed with the Bipolar disorder, a category of mood disorders.

Heath, who died due to accidental overdose of prescription drug, might have had swings between euphoria and despair due to the same disorder, according to the biography by Janet Fife-Yeomans.

I dont mind people knowing I have bipolar disorder and its a shame that it took this long to be diagnosed, News Of The world quoted uncle Haydn as telling the author.

The condition can be linked to traumas such as failed relationships.

Heath was devastated by his split last year with long-term love Michelle Williams, his Brokeback Mountain co-star and mother of their daughter Matilda. (ANI)

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