Selena Gomez, Lindsay Lohan, Demi Moore — the list goes on of celebrities who have claimed “exhaustion” as the reason behind their meltdowns and stints in rehab. But is exhaustion really a medical condition? Find out in this edition of Us Investigates!
According to the World Health Organization, medical exhaustion is a real consequence of various conditions, including heat and overexertion — but is this what sent Lohan to rehab after she spiraled out of control in 2007? According to Dr. Angelique Campen — who has never treated LiLo — not necessarily.
Dr. Campen of Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Los Angeles tells Us that she doesn’t believe that exhaustion is an actual diagnosis. “Exhaustion can represent a more serious medical illness, but it can also sometimes be a coverup,” she explains.
So for celebrities who have claim to the illness like Lindsay Lohan, Selena Gomez and Mariah Carey, is it really exhaustion? Rehab? A hangover? Watch Us Weekly Video break it all down in this edition of Us Investigates: Exhaustion.
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