Sinead O’Connor is to undergo three months’ trauma treatment.
The troubled singer appeared on US TV show Dr Phil last week and discussed her ongoing mental health issues.
Therapist Phil organised for the 50-year-old to be seen by a treatment facility.
She now claims to have been told that she was wrongly diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder some 13 years ago.
The Nothing Compares 2 U artist says that she has now been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder.
Sinead, who is changing her name to Magda Davitt, wrote on Facebook: “Am celebrating having finally received an accurate diagnosis.
“Made by doctors who knew me for more than ten minutes.”
“I do not have BPD. I am bipolar. It’s taken me thirteen years of being told otherwise by Irish doctors, to finally sort it out.
“Anti-depressants are very dangerous for people who are bipolar. We use Different medication. So that’s part of why it’s taken so long to recover, from the hysterectomy and the last two years of trauma.
“Am now on proper meds and am staying in trauma treatment for three months. Nicest place on earth. Thanks to Dr Phillip.”
Last month fears were raised for the mum-of-four after she posted a harrowing 12-minute video on Facebook.
The clip saw her pour her heart out – and cry her eyes out – as she described her current predicament.
Explaining that she’d spent the last two years “wandering the world alone” following a well-documented spat with members of her family, she sobbed: “I’m all by myself.
“And there’s absolutely nobody in my life except my doctor, my psychiatrist – the sweetest man on Earth, who says I’m his hero – and that’s about the only thing keeping me alive at the moment… and that’s kind of pathetic.”
Hopefully she is finally getting the help she needs and deserves.