- Wakim Regalado unhesitatingly spoke up about his mental disorders
- He said that he suffered from 3 mental illnesses when he was a child
- The ex-housemate also revealed that he is taking medications until now
Former Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) housemate Wakim Regalado willingly opened up regarding the mental illnesses that he suffered.
KAMI learned that the confession happened during his guesting in one of the recent episodes of “Tonight With Boy Abunda.”
Wakim initially disclosed that he had Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) when he was still young that was why he found it hard to pay attention to many things.
The said mental illness also affected him from performing well at school since he was diagnosed at the young age of 6.
“I have distinct memories of being hyperactive [and impulsive]. My parents had me checked. I was diagnosed, I think, at age 6.
"My parents made it a point na sasabihin agad sa akin, ‘Your superior IQ gives you the potential to do really well academically but your ADHD is a hindrance to that because people with ADHD tend to find it harder in school.’"
“I think that’s where my being a go-getter started,” Wakim quipped.
The 19-year-old gentleman from Iloilo City also confirmed that he suffered from Clinical Anxiety and Manic Depressive Disorder.
He said that at the age of 8, he would always think of “existential things” such as after-life so he was advised to undergo medications.
“Parang the priest would tell us na there is heaven and hell in purgatory. And I was like, ‘What if I go to hell?’ Mga ganyan, it would keep me up at night,” Wakim said.
“I saw a specialist and I was diagnosed with anxiety and I ended up taking medications. For today, I’m coping. I’m still on medication but it is a lot better…” he added.
Here is the video of the full interview:
In a previous article by KAMI, Wakim’s mom also opened up about how they dealt with the ex-housemates ADHD.
Wakim Regalado was one of the most talked-about housemates in Pinoy Big Brother Otso. He became popular with his intelligence and the way he conversed with other people.
He got evited after 48 days inside the house and after being nominated and saved for how many times.
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