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Famous People With Mental Issues

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The famous rapper who won an oscar and 13 grammy awrads struggled with depression when his friend PROOF, was murdered, he didn`t get out from his house for very long period of time. in addition, eminem was a prescription drug addict and almost kill himself by taking overdose. he also had a drinking problem.
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One of the most talneted and funniest actor sufferd from depression too .After moving up from near poverty to smashing successes in the box office, Jim Carrey was in shocked and couldn`t handle it.
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The American actress,comedian ,television producer and director Rosanne Barr was diagnosed with depression in 1994, along with other ailments such as obsessive compulsive disorder.

After his NFL career ended, Bradshaw admitted that he had frequently experienced anxiety attacks after games. The problem became worse in the late 1990s after his third divorce when he says he "could not bounce back" as he had in the past. He began to experience weight loss, crying and insomnia in addition to the anxiety and was diagnosed with clinical depression.

The American screen and stage actor experienced chronic depression throughout his life.
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He`s one the world's most popular classical music composers. He went through an emotional period and get into a deprission which may caused by bipolar disorder.
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The actress struggled with deprission which occasionally manifested itself as panic attacks that sometimes occurred on set.
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Another funny man who suffered through a long depression, and at 18 and again in his 20s, attempted suicide with drug overdoses.

The beautiful oscar winning actress revealed that she has bipolar II disorder, which causes severe depression.
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One of Great Britain’s most famous and accomplished Prime Ministers, a man who rallied his country against the evils of Adolph Hitler, was prone to bouts of debilitating depression and was most likely bipolar (manic depressive).
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He was an American radio personality and television personality. he talked about his experience with depression in the book, “On the Edge of Darkness” by Kathy Cronkite.
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The legend of the grunge music was diagnosed with attention deficit disorder at a young age and then later, with bipolar disorder.he showed early signs by being violent in young age.
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she was suffered with depression, bulimia and alcoholism, particularly after her son committed suicide.
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British record producer was obsessed with the occult and the idea of "the other side". He would set up tape machines in graveyards in a vain attempt to record voices from beyond the grave, in one instance capturing the meows of a cat he claimed was speaking in human tones, asking for help. In particular, he had an obsession with Buddy Holly (claiming the late American rocker had communicated with him in dreams) and other dead rock and roll musicians.
His professional efforts were often hindered by his paranoia (Meek was convinced that Decca Records would put hidden microphones behind his wallpaper in order to steal his ideas), drug use and attacks of rage or depression. police in Tattingstone, Suffolk, discovered a suitcase containing the mutilated body of Bernard Oliver. According to some accounts, Meek became concerned that he would be implicated in the murder investigation when the Metropolitan Police said they would be interviewing all known homosexual men in the city.The hits had dried up and Meek's depression deepened as his financial position became increasingly desperate. French composer Jean Ledrut accused Meek of plagiarism, claiming that the tune of "Telstar" had been copied from "La Marche d'Austerlitz", a piece from a score Ledrut had written for the 1960 film Austerlitz. This lawsuit meant Meek never received royalties from the record during his lifetime.
On 3 February 1967 Meek killed his landlady Violet Shenton and then himself.

The New York Times bestselling author sufferef from severe depression, an illness he has battled for most of his life .and his brother suicide deepended it more.
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After she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder , actress Patty Duke wrote about it in two autobiographies.

Thirtieth President of the United States, fell into a deep depression after the death of his son.
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In the late 1980s, singer Sheryl Crow had a period of depression after touring with Michael Jackson. Her depression was helped by antidepressants and therapy.
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Famous for her role as Princess Leia in Star Wars. She was diagnosed with manic depression . at 40, she suffered a mental breakdown. she has lived with her bipolar disorder for two decades.
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Golfer John Daly admitted to depression and bouts of heavy drinking in interviews and the book "My Life In and Out of the Rough."

A beautiful princess, an inspiring leader struggled with bulimia and her battle with emotional stability. her failed marriage caused her a difficult battle with depression.
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after his difficult childhood, which saw the author working in a boot factory and living on his own when his father was thrown in prison, Dickens would start falling into depressions with the start of each new novel.
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The actress struggle a lifelong with manic depression that went undiagnosed for most of her life.
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This talented lady, was a victim to a maniac depression and bipolar disorder which probably was the reason to her drinking and drugs problem.
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Average listal rating (29 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 0

Brian Wilson began having a diminished creative role in The Beach Boys. Until then, he had been the groups principal songwriter, but he began spending the majority of his time in bed, sleeping, doing drugs and overeating. Eventually he was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder, bipolar type which supposedly caused him to hear voices in his head. But after various medication treatments and therapies, Wilson finally found a regimen that has allowed for him to continue recording and performing.

The great writer was suffered from Paranoia ,Hemingway was convinced that someone was trying to kill him. he was struggled all his life with severe characterologic problems:anorexia, severe weight loss, insomnia, deep sadness, total pessimism, and self-destructive trends. he tried to kill himself once but his wife caught him and convenience him not to do it. after few years he ,unfortunately ,committed a successful suicide attempt.
Average listal rating (174 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 0

"mad men" star actor struggled with chronic depression after he lost his father and became completely orphaned. he did therapy and antidepressants for a brief period, which helped him.
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The singer has chronically suffered from depression, especially for the two years preceding the release of “Velvet Rope.”

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The classic rock star experienced serious depression and admitted himself into a hospital for treatment after a suicide attempt. he claimed that it brought on by the Sept 11 terror attacks on his home city of New York, rather than on his well-known problems with alcohol.
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Despite her talented voice and career brimming with unforgettable musical and acting milestones, she has long since struggled with social anxiety.
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the actress built an admired acting career while hiding her depression and anxiety. After working hard to reach recovery in her own life, she turned around and took on a movie part that puts the uncompromising truth of her illness on screen.
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Fall Out Boy star admits he was paralyzed by anxiety and depression at the beginning of his career and he felt so lost and alone he attempted suicide.
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Twain suffered depression from painful personal tragedies. At an early age, Twain lost his first son. But, it was the death of his daughter, Sudsy, in 1896, which brought about an onset of real depression. This was further complicated by the death of his wife, Olivia.
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The talented young actor suffered from depression, insomnia and drug addiction. His depression getting worse when his child was away from him and the divorce from Michelle Williams.
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The actress diagnosed in her twenties as schizophrenic and less than five years ago as manic depressive. she was drug addict.
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Actress was personally and professionally affected by bipolar disorder.Her ill health, physical and mental, began to strain the Leigh-Olivier marriage. Leigh was drinking heavily at times, culminating in a breakdown during the filming of Elephant Walk.
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The singer and actress tells just weeks after her ex-boyfriend, Zach Braff, admitted suffering from mild depression, Mandy Moore has revealed she also struggles with it too
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The Great Emancipator managed to lead his country through one of its more trying times, despite suffering from severe depression most of his life.

In the '60s, while playing with the legendary 13th Floor Elevators,was diagnosed a paranoid schizophrenic, and after a marijuana bust in 1969, Erickson pleaded insanity to evade 10 years in the pokey. But his sentence turned out worse: He was confined to the Rusk State Hospital for the Criminally Insane -- where electroshock therapy and thorazine was forced on him -- for three years, further damaging his mental condition.

As a teenager, Angelina became depressed when she could not get modeling assignments. At the peak of her depression she started to cut herself with sharp objects. she was diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
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American Olympic diver and author who won gold medals at
the 1984 and 1988 Olympic Games on both the springboard and platform. greg is openly gay, he tested positive for HIV. in his autobiography he explains that he was in relationship of domestic abuse and rape as well as teenage depression.

When model and actress Porizkova was voted off ABC's Dancing with the Stars in 2007, her feelings of rejection led to anxiety attacks. An antidepressant helped dull it.
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The singer finds it hard to adjust to regular life when she finishes an album and a tour, because creating and performing her music gives her an adrenaline rush. she started to feel depressed.
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Another legendry artist, when he became very old he suffered from depression.He lost the sureness of his touch in drawing because his hand shook.
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the fortieth anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission was struggles with depression and alcoholism.

Especially in the earlier part of his life,the genius scientist Newton was a deeply introverted character and fiercely protective of his privacy. Even in his maturity, having become rich, famous, laden with honours and internationally acclaimed as one of the world's foremost thinkers, he remained deeply insecure, given to fits of depression and outbursts of violent tempe.
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The actress also struggles with bipolar disorder. She abused drugs and alcohol, attempted suicide and went to rehab at age 14.
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The Sopranos actress has battled mob boss Tony Soprano's mental demons. But for a year and a half in real life, Bracco was fighting clinical depression with medication and therapy.
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The singer struggled with postpartum depression
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He was hardly bullied in school for being gay which caused him depression and emotional distress and once attempted suicide.
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Posted: 5 years, 1 month ago at Aug 1 10:14
Great list !!!
Posted: 5 years, 1 month ago at Aug 9 12:57
Excellent list!
Posted: 5 years, 1 month ago at Aug 9 20:50
So much depression, everyone have it! It's like the new trend in Hollywood :) But seriously, I thought this list was about some rare illnesses, like Asperger's syndrome (which director David Lynch have, why he such a genius).
Posted: 5 years, 1 month ago at Aug 9 20:51
Posted: 5 years, 1 month ago at Aug 9 22:02
Great list !!!
Posted: 5 years, 1 month ago at Aug 24 13:10
Yup depression is the fashionable thing of our time. Interesting to see what`s the next big thing to buy sympathy points and facetime with.
Posted: 5 years, 1 month ago at Aug 24 18:28
Excellent!!! You forgot the GOP and others in congress.
Posted: 5 years, 1 month ago at Aug 24 21:29
great list. Can I suggest Peter Sellers?
Posted: 5 years ago at Sep 12 12:58
thank you all! Ill add them now!

I couldn`t find any information about them... so Im sorry (:
Edit: 5 years ago
Posted: 5 years ago at Sep 14 22:15
Almost all of them have depression
Posted: 5 years ago at Sep 14 22:31
well, do you have anything else to suggest me?
Posted: 5 years ago at Sep 14 23:52
Peter Sellers had health and addictions problems and every biography I've seen recounts tales of megalomania, but he was never formally diagnosed with a mental condition.
Posted: 5 years ago at Sep 15 6:07
Excellent list, I like it
Posted: 5 years ago at Sep 20 8:24
thank you trek! ill add him now!sorry if it`s too much alike for what you wrote (:
and thanks tara (:
Posted: 5 years ago at Sep 23 19:22
I came here to suggest Amy Winehouse assuming she wasn't on here. So many people didn't know just how deep her issues went. I read that her dad said she began cutting at 8 years old and was diagnosed as bi polar at 15. It really made me mad how when she died everyone scolded it as a "she brought it on herself!" type of thing, Notice how 90% of those people didn't do that when Whitney Houston died. Not to scold her but she didn't have any deep issues or disorders.
Posted: 4 years, 3 months ago at May 27 16:08
Very interesting list!
Posted: 4 years, 2 months ago at Jul 10 18:18
I read that Tennessee Williams choked on a cap from a container of eye drops. He had the cap in his mouth and tilted his head back to apply the drops when he swallowed the cap. Your list states he died of an overdose.

I was also suprised to read that David Bowie suffers from shyness. Shy is one word that I would have never associate with him. I guess when you think about it, all the flamboyant costumes and characters could be seen as a way of hiding his true personality, the way they say some actors hide behind the roles they play.
Posted: 2 years, 5 months ago at Apr 7 0:26
“The real hopeless victims of mental illness are to be found among those who appear to be most normal. "Many of them are normal because they are so well adjusted to our mode of existence, because their human voice has been silenced so early in their lives, that they do not even struggle or suffer or develop symptoms as the neurotic does." They are normal not in what may be called the absolute sense of the word; they are normal only in relation to a profoundly abnormal society. Their perfect adjustment to that abnormal society is a measure of their mental sickness. These millions of abnormally normal people, living without fuss in a society to which, if they were fully human beings, they ought not to be adjusted.”

― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World Revisited

“Normal is an illusion. What is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly.”

― Charles Addams
Posted: 2 years, 5 months ago at Apr 7 0:27
If we go by most of these examples, then virtually everyone I've ever known personally is mentally unstable.
Posted: 2 years, 3 months ago at Jun 24 10:30
Great list, thank you!
I wanted to add that Amy Winehouse suffered from bulimia, cutting and borderline personality disorder. Robin Williams' autopsy showed Lewy body dementia, undiagnosed, while he was alive. Sir Isaac Newton has a tentative diagnosis of Asperger syndrome, which can't be proven.

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