Ariana Grande shares brain scan and opens up about PTSD

Sergio Cunningham
April 13, 2019

She adds that other scans that show the impact of traumatic stress on the brain can include an MRI, fMRI, positron emission tomography (PET), and single-photon emission tomography (SPECT).

On Thursday, the pop star set off alarm bells when she shared a photo of a healthy brain, then one of her brain.

"I know those families and my fans, and everyone there experienced a tremendous amount of it as well", Grande said of suffering the symptoms of PTSD.

Ariana Grande's brain scan is the bottom one, which she captioned "Not a joke". Someday, when I'm feeling ready or when I'm more healed up, we can talk more about it.

Her brain is clearly more aligned with the PTSD image she posted. "(That's why her hair's so big, it's full of trauma...k ariana, log off) Love u", the 25-year-old ended her lengthily story. I feel like I shouldn't even be talking about my own experience-like I shouldn't even say anything.

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During this time, Daniels talked about a new book he's working on, but didn't detail what it'll be about just yet. He noted that it was an interesting task to make sure she made it into the film.

Grande said she didn't think she'd ever know how to talk about the attack "and not cry" in a July 2018 interview with British Vogue.

"Didn't mean to startle anyone with my brain thingy", she wrote in a follow-up post on Instagram. For example, hypervigilance. It's noticing everything and constantly scanning my environment; being alert even when I'm trying to sleep - it's depleting and it never stops. The terrorist attack left 22 of Ariana's supporters dead and more than 100 injured.

"Most people are just diagnosed on symptoms, and you don't know what's really going on in their brain, which makes treatment hard", he added.

The chart-topping beauty has a had a turbulent few years after the death of ex-boyfriend Mac Miller and the 2017 Manchester bombing.

According to the Mayo Clinic, many "people who go through traumatic events may have temporary difficulty adjusting and coping, but with time and good self-care, they usually get better".

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