Shama Sikander Opens Up About Battling Bipolar Personality Disorder

Shreemi Verma , 07 Mar 2016
Shama Sikander
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Actress Shama Sikander, who became a household name with the popular TV serial Yeh Meri Life Hai, is now creating waves with her short film on sex addiction, titled – Sexoholic. The actress was seen on-screen after a fairly long time, and she spoke to BollywoodLife.com about her long break.

I took this long gap for soul-searching. I did a lot of introspecting. I feel many of us are scared to do that as we don’t want to stir our demons. Today, I have accepted myself in a better manner and thank God for it. I have a better understanding of what I want to do and where I want to reach. The gap was a blessing as it helped me reconnect with my soul.

Last year was a difficult period for Shama as she battled with bipolar personality disorder and depression. Her relationship with actor Alexx O’Neil didn’t work out, but with the help of her friend (and now fiance) James Milliron, the actress went to the United States to get herself treated.

I am sharing this to tell everyone that people suffering from mental condition are not crazy or possessed. There have chemical issues in the functioning of their brain. And in today’s stressful times, depression is commonplace. Throughout our lives, we are taught to be good whatever the situation. I feel it’s not right. Parents should teach their kids to be honest, be true and be accepting of themselves. It’s about how you deal with your angels and your demons. In fact, your demons need more love than your angels. I thank my family and friends for standing by me. I am extremely grateful to my doctor in the US and meditation, which helped me reclaim my life.

That is very courageous!

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