Ashlee Holmes-Malleo is providing details on the “details” ahead of her bipolar II diagnosis last summer.
The “Real Housewives of New Jersey” alum told Page Six in an emotional exclusive interview that she was devastated when she found out her ex-husband Pete Malleo. “Start seeing someone very quickly” in a “really scary” way after their divorce.
“I was just really hurt and angry. And it sucks,” she explained, stressing that Malleo hadn’t cheated on her, despite her earlier claims. “Impulsive” in social media
“I am much better from being impulsive. Maybe it’s because I’m on medication right now,” she added.
But Holmes-Malleo, 32, said that thinking of the “critical situation” that “ignited the rift” made her “want to cry”.
“It was a really dark time for me,” she recalls, crediting her mother, former “housewife” Jacqueline Laurita, for helping her “contact a psychiatrist through an app.”
Holmes-Malleo “Finally ended up diagnosed with bipolar II” and received prescription medication.
“It worked quite quickly for me,” she told us. “It really helped me.”
After “everything has calmed down a little”, a professional makeup artist He “began to see another psychiatrist” who “became slightly better in character”.
“Because in the app It can be quick and casual,” she says, “and I really need someone I can work with.”
at the same time Holmes-Malleo got a second opinion and said she “definitely” had bipolar II disorder, defined by at least one depressive episode and at least one hypomanic episode. According to the American Psychiatric Association.
Hypomanic episodes are less severe and don’t last as long as mania. This usually includes increased activity. Decreased need for sleep, rapid speech, and uncontrollable thoughts over a period of at least a week
When Holmes-Malleo began to “learn more” about the disorder, she said, “a lot of things started to make sense.”
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“I just thought I could handle it myself,” she explains, “so it took a little bit for the professionals to tell me.”
Although she’s “doing well now,” Holmes-Malleo tried. “Little experiments” included “taking off drugs”, in which she observed that “It’s very common.”
“People will take their medicine. and they will like ‘I feel great! I am fine! I don’t want this!’” she tells us. “Then they try to get off of it and are like, ‘Oh, OK, maybe I can do that.’”
When she regularly takes medicine Holmes-Malleo recalled that she had noticed significant improvements in Her “rapidly spinning thoughts”, which she describes as a “Worried thoughts” that often make her “irritated”
As for her relationship with Malleo, “RHONJ: Next Gen” hopefuls revealed that they They are “in a really good place right now” as they work together to effectively raise their six-year-old son Cameron.