Kanye West: Will He Struggle with Mental Illness Forever?!

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At this point in time, you're surely familiar with the tragic tale of Kanye West and the mental breakdown he had just before Thanksgiving.

And if somehow you managed to miss it ... well, hope that rock you're living under is treating you well.

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It was on Monday, November 21st, that Kanye had a bit of an episode while working with his personal trainer.

His doctors called 911, told dispatchers that he would possibly become violent when confronted by police, and then was taken by ambulance to a hospital, where he spent just over a week under a psychiatric evaluation.

Another issue that necessitated Kanye's hospitalization was that he reportedly began messing with the dosage of the psychiatric meds he'd already been prescribed.

After Kanye left the hospital (and during, and before he went, and probably for the rest of all time), rumors upon rumors upon rumors began to swirl.

We heard that Kanye's actual problem was a drug addiction, that his marriage with Kim Kardashian is all but over, that he's living separately from Kim and their children.

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And now we've got one more report to add on the pile -- and this one is particularly upsetting.

According to a source who spoke with People, Kanye is still a long way from being on the other side of his breakdown.

"He's recovering, but not recovered," the insider reveals. "He's sick and every day he gets better."

Another source claims that Kanye's behavior was worrisome as far back as Halloween, explaining that "He wasn't making a lot of sense when he talked, and he was texting a lot of strange stuff to people."

But apparently, Kanye was struggling even earlier than that, and when Kim was robbed at gunpoint in early October, that was "what set off" his downward spiral.

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"He was teetering on the edge," the source says, and when Kim was robbed, he just "broke down."

It's all coming together, right? It fits in with something that we've heard before, that Kim was always the strong, solid one in the relationship.

She'd always been ready and willing to give Kanye support whenever he needed it, but when Kim went through her traumatic experience and desperately needed his support, he simply didn't have enough to give.

It's pretty sad when you think about it, isn't it?

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And it gets even sadder, because that insider closes things up by claiming that the issues Kanye is facing are issues that he'll have indefinitely.

"This is something he will deal with for life, but he can conquer it," the source states.

And hey, best wishes to Kanye that he can conquer it, right?

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