Lovato appears on the cover of the August 2012 issue of Self magazine. She talks about her X Factor co-judges, her perception of beauty, and being bipolar.
Finding out I had a real emotional disorder helped me put together the pieces of the puzzle. I remember being on my tour bus thinking, My life is so awesome right now, but I’m so depressed. Then, a few days later, I’d be on top of the world. It was really confusing. When I got diagnosed, my life made more sense.