Fisher divulged her bipolar disorder struggle to ABC News’ Diane Sawyer.
“I have a chemical imbalance that, in its most extreme state, will lead me to a mental hospital,” Fisher said, adding that her bipolar disorder caused her to stay up all night, experience racing thoughts, and have mood swings. “I used to think I was a drug addict, pure and simple — just someone who could not stop taking drugs willfully. And I was that. But it turns out that I am severely manic depressive.”
She added that she has two dueling moods, which she named Roy and Pam.
“One is Roy, rollicking Roy, the wild ride of a mood,” she said. “And Pam, sediment Pam, who stands on the shore and sobs … Sometimes the tide is in, sometimes it’s out.”