Pete Davidson Opens Up About Mental Health Diagnosis

The Saturday Night Live star just got real about his mental health.

In an episode of the podcast WTF With Marc Maron released on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, Pete Davidson revealed that 2017 has been a hard year, but it's slowly getting better for the comic actor since receiving a new diagnosis.

"I've been a pothead forever," Davidson, 23, began (via Us Weekly). "Around October [or] September last year, I started having these mental breakdowns where I would, like, freak out and then not remember what happened after. Blind rage."

Thinking that his marijuana use was to blame, Davidson entered rehab, where doctors attempted to treat his mental health. "So I go and I get off weed. They told me there, they're like, 'You might be bipolar,' and I was like, 'OK,'" he recounted. "So they're like, 'We're gonna try you on these meds.' And then I got out [of rehab], and then I started smoking weed again — and I'm on meds."

Unfortunately, two months later, Davidson "snapped" and had a "really bad mental breakdown." He decided to quit smoking pot, assuming that it was at the root of his problem. However, three months later, a doctor diagnosed him with a different mental health disorder: borderline personality disorder, or BPD.

"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.' ... I'm depressed all the time," Davidson explained. The actor, who's now taking new medication and attending therapy, said, "It is working, slowly but surely."

Fortunately, Davidson hasn't had to go through the "worst year of [his] life" alone. He's had girlfriend Cazzie David, daughter of comedy legend Larry David, to help him along the way.

Glad to hear that Davidson's been making positive changes in his life and getting the help he needs.

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