Tennis - Portugese tennis player Frederico Gil has revealed that he has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Gil, who was ranked as high as no. 62 in the world in April 2011, told the Portugese media A Bola in an interview, "So much has happened, but I learned to live with bipolar.
There is a severe bipolar is genetic. Something sparked when he was 21 or 22 years, but recently worsened. There are times when I feel really good, others I'm really down." "Not was easy to manage all this. Firstly it was not easy to take the disease, then there are peaks horrible that I have no desire to live, where nothing makes sense, and others that I am euphoric.
Now, with the help of some medication to stabilize my mood and psychologist Mark Serrano which includes my coaching staff, I'm on the right track. There were times that I myself did not recognize me and that frustration was great, but everything goes calmly back to the site.
I still dream of being a great tennis player, one of the best in the world. I know I am capable and calmly, things will be fine." Gil is currently ranked no. 213 in the world but said that he plans to continue playing on the tour.