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Added by SwtChaos on 21 Dec 2012 01:16
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Mental Illness among Celebrities

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Adam was diagnosed with Bipolar I Disorder when he was 21 years old.

Adam stated, "In the past I've been a robot. It's been an out-of-body experience. Bipolar means up and down and that's me. Music has always been the best medication. I was on sodium valproate for seven years. I couldn't get to sleep and I didn't make love for seven years. My hair fell out and I couldn't pick up a book as I couldn't concentrate. I didn't write a song or pick up a guitar in that time and piled on the weight. I might as well have been dead. I work very closely with my general practitioner and any decisions I make are made with him."

Adam further stated, "Mental health needs a great deal of attention. It's the final taboo and it needs to be faced and dealt with."
Average listal rating (977 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 0
Alec has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
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Amy had Bipolar I Disorder.
Average listal rating (566 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 0
Ashley was diagnosed with Clinical Depression.

Ashley stated that she had an abusive childhood and struggled with depression. Ashley sought help on her own and went into treatment in 2006.

Ashley further stated, "I was sick and tired of being sick and tired, and I just didn't know what was wrong with me. I looked really good on the outside, and I had a lot of anxiety, insomnia. I needed to find a power greater than myself."
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Average listal rating (146 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 0
Axl has Bipolar I Disorder.
Azealia has Bipolar I Disorder.
Average listal rating (2 ratings) 3.5 IMDB Rating 0
Ben has Bipolar I Disorder.
Average listal rating (1736 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 0
Ben has Bipolar I Disorder.
Billy Bob has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

Billy Bob stated that one of his compulsions is "constantly doing mathematics, certain numbers represent certain people. And I can't use that number in a certain circumstance. And then I have to use it in another circumstance."
Average listal rating (248 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 0
Billy has Clinical Depression.

Billy stated that he has struggled with depression throughout his life and even tried to poison himself in a suicide attempt in 1970. Billy also suffered from alcohol abuse and entered treatment in 2005.
Bobby has Bipolar I Disorder.
Average listal rating (32 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 0
Brian has Schizophrenia.
Brooke was diagnosed with Postpartum Depression shortly after her daughter Rowan was born.

Brooke stated that she had feelings of anxiety and at times felt worthless. Brooke stated that at one point she didn't want to live anymore because her depression was so severe.

Brooke stated, "I believed I should not exist. The baby would be better off without me. Life was never going to get better so I better just go. Finally I did fight. I survived."
Bryce was diagnosed with Postpartum Depression following the birth of her son, Theodore, in 2007.

Bryce stated, "It went untreated for 18 months, because I was just so ashamed and frightened. I didn't know what it meant and didn't know what happened to me. You can't raise kids alone, you can't heal alone, you really need a community."
Burgess had Bipolar I Disorder.
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Cameron has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

Cameron has a fear of dirty doorknobs and stated that she will open doors with her elbows so she doesn’t have to touch germy doorknobs. Diaz admitted to cleaning the doorknobs of her home so much that the original paint has faded on them. She has also said she washes her hands "many times" each day.
Carrie was diagnosed with Bipolar I Disorder and struggled with substance abuse.

Carrie stated, "I am mentally ill. I can say that. I am not ashamed of that."
Catherine was diagnosed with Bipolar II Disorder.

Catherine stated, "This is a disorder that affects millions of people and I am one of them. If my revelation of having Bipolar II has encouraged one person to seek help, then it is worth it."
Charlie has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
Charlize has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

Charlize stated, "I actually have a serious problem, obsessive compulsive disorder. I have a problem with cabinets being messy and people just shoving things in and closing the door. I will lie in bed and not be able to sleep because I'll say to myself: 'I think I saw something in that cabinet that just shouldn't be there.'"
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Chris has Bipolar I Disorder.
Average listal rating (118 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 0
Clara has Schizophrenia.
Connie has Bipolar I Disorder.
Darrell has Schizophrenia.
David has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

David stated that he likes things to be symmetrical and insists on having his shirts hung up by color and has to have everything even. His wife, Victoria Beckham, stated, "He’s got that obsessive compulsive thing where everything has to match. If you open our fridge, it’s all coordinated down either side. We’ve got three fridges – food in one, salad in another and drinks in the third. In the drinks one, everything is symmetrical. If there’s three cans of Diet Coke, he’d throw one away rather than having three – because it has to be an even number." Reportedly, he also buys clothes to match his furniture.
David had Bipolar I Disorder.
Demi was diagnosed with Bipolar I Disorder and Bulimia and received treatment for Cutting.

Demi went into rehab for substance abuse issues in 2010 and for psychiatric treatment. Demi stated, "I had no idea that I was even bipolar until I went into treatment. I was conquering the world, but then I would come crashing down, and I would be more depressed than ever."
Average listal rating (27 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 0
Dick has Bipolar I Disorder.

Dick stated, "Both in hypomanic, which I have had, and incidentally, one has to admit many patients say I am cured now, I am fine. But I must say I miss those hypomanic states. They are better off where they are."
Average listal rating (81 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 0
DMX has Bipolar I Disorder with Paranoia.
Average listal rating (248 ratings) 2.6 IMDB Rating 0
Donald has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
Average listal rating (7 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 0
Eason has Bipolar I Disorder.
Average listal rating (455 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 0
Elton has Bulimia.
Emilie has Bipolar I Disorder.
Emma was diagnosed with Clinical Depression.

Emma stated said she battled clinical depression in the past, and her career saved her from "going under." Emma further stated that she has felt sad and hopeless, and was unable to get out of bed at times."
Eric has Bipolar I Disorder.
Francis has Bipolar I Disorder.
Frank had Bipolar I Disorder.
Average listal rating (40 ratings) 4.6 IMDB Rating 0
Fred has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
Friedrich had Bipolar I Disorder.
Average listal rating (308 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 0
Gene has Schizophrenia.
Halle was diagnosed with Clinical Depression.

Halle stated that she had tried to commit suicide after her split from baseball player David Justice in 1997.

Halle stated, "I was sitting in my car, and I knew the gas was coming when I had an image of my mother finding me. That image saved my life. She sacrificed so much for her children, and to end my life would be an incredibly selfish thing to do. My sense of worth was so low. I promised myself I would never be a coward again."
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Harrison has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
Heather has Depression and an Anxiety Disorder.
Howard had Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

Reportedly Howard had a repetitive routine at work and he made his workers use several facial tissues and rounds of hand-washing just to fetch his hearing-aid cord. Howard's career and personal battle with the disorder inspired the film "The Aviator."
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Howard has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

Howard once described how he could not turn on the car radio without tapping the dial a certain number of times with his right hand. Howard stated, "The rituals were my distraction. When I was in college and nervous about entering the world of broadcasting and earning a living, the pressure was enormous. As a defense mechanism, my brain had set up an elaborate maze of rituals that kept me from confronting my fear."
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Average listal rating (51 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 0
Howie has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD).
Average listal rating (1071 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 0
Hugh was diagnosed with Clinical Depression.

Hugh stated that prior to acting on 'House' he suffered from depressed moods which were so crippling that he could barely leave the house, let alone function. Hugh stated that he received psychotherapy and continued to act.
Average listal rating (39 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 0
Jack had Bipolar I Disorder.
Jane has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
Average listal rating (5 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 0
Jane has Bipolar I Disorder.
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This list includes all mental illnesses, except phobias.

Mental disorders are very common these days, with an estimated 26 percent of Americans (1 in 4 adults) suffering from some type of mental health disorder. Celebrities are as vulnerable to mental illness as the rest of the population and this is a list of celebrities who have bee diagnosed with mental illness.

Originally this list included phobias, however due to size the phobias were placed into their own list. www.listal.com/list/phobias-of-celebrities

This list will be updated with quotes and/or more information for each celeb. Suggestions are always welcome.

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