Famous People With Serious Mental Disorders!


Elite Facts Presents Famous People With Serious Mental Disorders 10. British actress and screenwriter Emma
Thompson has dealt with depression, along with 40m other people worldwide. Thompson
said she battled clinical depression in the past, with her career saving her from “going
under.” Like other people living with clinical depression, Thompson said she felt sad and
hopeless, and was unable to get out of bed at times. 9. In recent years, Herschel Walker, a Heisman
award-winning running back and former NFL player, has gone public about his troubles
with dissociative identity disorder, a complex mental health disorder. People with D.I.D
are influenced by two or more distinct personalities, which prevent them from acting like themselves.
Walker has received treatment for the disorder and wrote a book about his experiences. 8. In 1994, alt rock icon Kurt Cobain joined
the so-called 27 club — an unfortunate group of singers and musicians such as Jim Morrison,
Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin, who all died at 27. Cobain’s death left many asking why?
Though we may never have that answer, hid cousin sought to turn her family tragedy into
an opportunity to reach youths contemplating suicide revealing that Kurt was diagnosed
with attention deficit disorder, and later with bipolar disorder. Kurt undoubtedly knew
about bipolar illness and how it is difficult to manage. Unfortunately for Kurt, compliance
with the appropriate treatment is also critical 7. Howard Hughes, known for his wealth, movie
production and aviation skills, was always in the spotlight for one thing or another.
But, ultimately, he is also remembered for his struggle with obsessive compulsive disorder,
anxiety and compulsions, which usually are acted out in repetitive behaviors. Unfortunately,
Hughes’ OCD led to isolation, increased drug use and his own death. Notably, his obsession
with cleanliness and reputation as a “germaphobe” were evident in his daily life and interactions
with his employees. In one repetitive routine, he made his workers use several facial tissues
and rounds of hand-washing just to fetch his hearing-aid cord. 6. We’re familiar with the Carrie Fisher who
donned the Princess Leia buns in the Star Wars trilogy, but offscreen may be a different
story. Fisher has struggled with substance abuse and bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder
is characterized by severe mood and energy shifts that affect people’s ability to do
daily activities. Fisher talks publicly about her disorder and helps others battling the
same afflictions 5. Maybe you remember Sinead O’Connor from
her 1990 “Nothing Compares 2 U” video, the close-up shot and somber blue lighting. Or
perhaps your image of the Irish singer recalls her ripping a photo of the Pope on an episode
of Saturday Night Live. To O’Connor, the notion that she always had to be controversial proved
to be an artistic impediment, and she took a step back. The now 44-year-old singer and
mother of four reveals how treatment for bipolar disorder helped mend what she calls a hole
in the center of her being, with symptoms that included suicidal thoughts as far back
as age 23. 4. Long before he was winning Oscars — or
making headlines for all the wrong reasons — road warrior Mel Gibson was doing battle
with an unseen, off-screen foe: bipolar disorder. Known for his onset pranks and love for after-hours
partying, Gibson broached the subject saying he had really good highs but some very low
lows. Gibson has admitted to being diagnosed as manic depressive. Numerous articles have
been written, linking bipolar mood disorder with artistry and that those with the condition
expressed enhanced creativity 3. Olympic gold medalist swimmer Michael Phelps
has risen to stardom at a fairly young age,and his mother said she wanted to share Michael’s
story and his struggles with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Diagnosed when
he was 9 years old, Phelps had trouble concentrating in school, his mother said, but personally
prescribed medication and swimming helped Phelps manage the disorder. 2. In the 70s and early ’80s, Margot Kidder
was the Man of Steel’s No. 1 lady, portraying Lois Lane opposite Superman in the superhero
film franchise. But by 1996, manic depression and paranoia gripped the actress in a well-publicized
nervous breakdown in which she cut her hair to avoid being recognized and went missing
for days before being found hiding in a suburban California backyard. After being discovered
by police, Kidder was taken to a psychiatric center for observation. In the years that
have followed, Kidder bounced back to land several TV and movie roles and to speak publicly
about mental health. 1. Music star Elton John has openly discussed
his uphill battle with substance abuse and bulimia. Bulimia is an eating disorder in
which people binge, or uncontrollably consume large amounts of food, and then expel the
food by vomiting or using laxatives because they don’t want to gain weight. Discussing
his substance abuse and bulimia, Elton said he’d been clean for years and sober all that
time too and it was the best thing he ever did. He also admitted that if he’d just had
the courage to ask for help earlier it’d have solved so many issues Don’t forget to like us and subscribe
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25 thoughts on “Famous People With Serious Mental Disorders!

  1. Cobain killed himself to get a break from Courtney Love. Barry Soetoro should have been listed here. That crazy bastard thinks he`s "Barach Obama".

  2. Does autism ans Asbergers count? Because Dan Acroyd has Asbergers, and Darryl Hannah is autistic.

  3. So manic depressive is bipolar disorder, not two separate things. Also, the highs and lows of bipolar are distinct in that they don't have mood swings but cycle from low moods to high moods and back again over long periods of time. Something incorrect in the video is that one cannot be diagnosed with OCD, anxiety, and compulsions as these are all anxiety disorders and fall under the OCD diagnosis.

  4. how do they…even WORK!?
    as for me..i cant even function well on a dailbasis.
    let alone..wakeup and go
    to work..it just AMAZES me
    how these people still do
    things while struggling
    with their mental illness..im
    so jealous..i really cant
    function at all……i feel like
    a failure..useless&hopeless
    person.i might as well end
    my life.im a waste of speck
    on this earth..BUT IM A
    CHICKEN SHITT..i want to
    end my life but im just so
    godDamn scared..that i
    wont die….but,survived the
    suicide..& become a
    comatose patient..in a
    vegetative state & this is
    whats stopping my attempt
    to end my life…

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