Will Aaron Carter Undergo a Comprehensive Mental Health Evaluation?Articles . Blog
– You’ve been dealing with addiction. It’s been an ongoing battle. There’s so many elements to
obviously your life story, but I wanna ask Judy, ’cause
she is a professional. How can we continue helping Aaron? How can Aaron, I’m gonna use this silly term, be the best Aaron he can be?
– Yes, I knew it. – You say, whatever.
– And live his best life? – ‘Cause that’s what we want. – ‘Cause I’m gonna say
whatever I wanna say. – [Travis] As you should. – As you’ve seen. As I should, right? – But you have a professional here. She’s been listening to your story. Where do we go from here? – Hey, you guys turned me into a witty, quick genius, all right? – You are just quick with those little, yeah.
– [Aaron] I am, bam, bam. – That is great, I mean you’re
always like that, though. And it’s always a pleasure
to see you, Aaron. I really do think that you’ve come a long way.
– [Aaron] Thank you. – Since two years ago when we saw you.
– Thank you so much, I really appreciate that.
– [Judy] And you look completely different.
(clapping) (audience clapping)
It is magical. I mean you were not even here sometimes with where your head was. – I mean, before I walked out on stage and I was looking at myself, there was a mirror next to it and I went “Damn, I look good.”
(audience laughing) – And let me tell you all the places that I think you’ve made huge strides in. I mean first of all, you
were always generally honest. I mean you told us that there was a part of you that wasn’t honest. You let us know that today. – And I apologize.
– But that was part of the addiction process. We know that that’s a
symptom of addiction. Your mom does it, too. Sometimes she lies that she
feels bad about lying, right? So in general, you’re really honest. You’re an open book. You wanna talk to us. You want to get better. That’s always been there, the desire and the motivation
to live a better life. And you’re trying to be a
good role model to people. – Absolutely.
– So even by being here and having people see your journey, and being honest about your journey, and bringing your mom here. – Aw, you’re so sweet. – Thank you.
(laughing) – With all the different types of things that you’ve had to do to get her here, and now she’s in rehab, right? So you did something
really amazing for her. – I can’t believe she’s like the next day. – Yeah, yeah.
Now she’s in rehab, this is crazy.
– We can’t wait to see her and see
the progress that she’s in. – You guys don’t understand, I never thought that she
would be able to do it, but I think it was because, ’cause I kept telling her, “Mom, look at what I’ve
done with my life.” ‘Cause I was with her
for the last three days. So I was like, “Look at what
I’ve done with my life,” and talking to her on the phone, FaceTime with her the last three days. And showing her, being like, “Look, mom, I do my taxes on my own, “I file my own, I pay my own bills.” – And it must be a real
proud momma moment for her, but here are some things that we think can still be better for you.
– Let’s try. – With everything that you’ve been through and the work that you’ve done, we’re still not convinced
that all of these diagnoses are truly reflective of who you are. And all of the medications
are probably not optimized. They’re helping you to some degree, but they’re not optimized. So you’ve named off all
kinds of these schizophrenia, multiple personality
disorder, acute anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder.
– This is what people say about me. – But that’s what they say about you, and here’s my point. I don’t know if that’s accurate from a psychological
and medical perspective. And so, this is what I
want to offer you, Aaron. I wanna personally help you. I’m a neuropsychologist, and I would–
– So you specialize in brain chemistry? – I specialize in brain and
behavior and relationships and how to diagnose
somebody appropriately. And what I would like to do
is invite you to my office and I will give you a comprehensive
neuropsychological evaluation, so we can really understand
what diagnosis you actually have and then I can make things
that will be helpful for you from a treatment perspective. A whole plan, and then you can
decide to follow up on that with the doctors that you like seeing. I can make some specific recommendations for people that you can work with. But this will all be up to you. This is gonna be you taking
this to the next level, so that you can optimize
everything for yourself and finally get clear diagnosis of what is really goin going on with me and like, “Where do I
need to go from here?” And I want to do this process with you. Will you do it with me? – Of course.
– [Judy] Great, awesome. (audience clapping) – Without a doubt. I’m not gonna sit here and say, “I’m trying to taper myself off of Xanex. “I don’t want to be on these pills,” and then deny what you’re offering me. But I’ll do it on one condition. – What’s the condition? – I don’t want you to do it for free. I’m gonna pay. – I would like to give it to you for free. – No, no.
– Because you are an ambassador for mental health.
– I am, I am. – And I think that what you’re
saying yes to right now. – But you know what? You’re a professional and you deserve it. – We’re gonna talk about this offline, but I wanna give it to you for free. – [Aaron] All right, fine.
(audience laughing) – Aaron, let me be your
agent really quickly. – Amazing, come on, Dr. Travis. – Dr. Judy, my client and I are going to take you up on your offer. – [Judy] Amazing.
– Thank you so much for offering that up. – So excited though. – [Travis] Aaron Carter, folks. (audience clapping) – Thank you so much, thank you. – And we’ll see you soon, buddy.
Written by Valentin Lakin
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