Sushant Was Aware of Disease but Couldn't Accept It: Therapist

Therapist Susan Walker has spoken about her sessions with Sushant in a statement to Mumbai Police.

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The Sushant Singh Rajput case is being investigated by the CBI.

Sushant Singh Rajput's therapist Susan Walker, in her statement to Mumbai Police, has said that the late actor was aware of his disease but couldn't accept it, as per a report by India Today.

The statement was given to the police on 16 June, two days after Sushant's death. It points out that Sushant was suffering from bipolar disorder and that his condition had deteriorated in October and November 2019.

Walker has stated that on 30 October 2019, she got a message from Sushant's manager Shruti Modi that Sushant was suffering from severe anxiety for the last ten days and needed immediate medical help. Walker gave an appointment but the actor didn't turn up. On 7 November, Walker said in her statement, Rhea Chakraborty contacted her again and said since Sushant was really unwell that day he had to cancel the appointment.

Susan Walker has also reportedly said that Sushant's partner Rhea Chakraborty had confided in her that Sushant was getting suicidal thoughts.

In addition to this, Walker has said that Sushant told her he was teased a lot in his childhood because he was shy. She has also mentioned that Sushant wasn't close to his father but he was very attached to his mother. "After his mom passed away due to a panic attack, Sushant became close to his sisters", Walker has reportedly said in her statement.

Susan Walker said that Sushant Singh Rajput was aware of his disease but could not accept it, adding he was not taking medicines for his treatment.

As per the therapist, "when Sushant came to her, his disease had increased to an extensive level". He might have felt he would never recover from the disease, Walker said in her statement. Susan Walker also stated that Sushant had been "suffering from the disease for the past 20 years". "Sushant Singh Rajput himself said that he suffered from the symptoms at a very young age. Similar symptoms were experienced in the years 2013 and 2014. Every time, the severity of symptoms kept increasing".

Earlier, in an interview to Barkha Dutt, Susan Walker had said that she was compelled to breach the doctor-patient confidentiality and speak about the actor's mental health given the conspiracy theories floating around and the media trial taking place.

(Inputs: India Today)

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