haytham asked in HealthMental Health · 1 decade ago

robin wiliams , jim carrey , and ben stiller all have bipolar disorder,?

u think mental illness , has something to do with sense of humor?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Mental illness has been known to help people be more creative. Here is a list of others with bipolar!

    Famous People with Bipolar Disorder

    Ned Beatty

    Maurice Bernard, soap opera

    Jeremy Brett

    Jim Carey

    Lisa Nicole Carson

    Rosemary Clooney, singer

    Lindsay Crosby

    Eric Douglas

    Robert Downey Jr.

    Patty Duke

    Carrie Fisher

    Connie Francis, singer and actress

    Shecky Greene, comedian

    Linda Hamilton

    Moss Hart, actor, director, playright

    Mariette Hartley

    Margot Kidder

    Vivien Leigh

    Kevin McDonald, comedian

    Kristy McNichols

    Burgess Meredith, actor, director

    Spike Milligan, actor, writer

    Spike Mulligan, comic actor and writer

    Nicola Pagett

    Ben Stiller, actor, director, writer

    David Strickland

    Lili Taylor

    Tracy Ullman

    Jean-Claude Van Damme

    Robin Williams

    Jonathon Winters, comedian

    Artists

    Alvin Alley, dancer, choreogapher

    Ludwig Von Beethoven

    Tim Burton, artist, director

    Francis Ford Coppola, director

    George Fredrick Handel, composer

    Bill Lichtenstein, producer

    Joshua Logan, broadway director, producer

    Vincent Van Gogh, painter

    Gustav Mahier, composer

    Francesco Scavullo, artist, photographer

    Robert Schumann, composer

    Don Simpson, movie producer

    Norman Wexler, screenwriter, playwright

    Entrepreneurs

    Robert Campeau

    Pierre Peladeau

    Heinz C. Prechter

    Ted Turner, media giant

    Financiers

    John Mulheren

    Murray Pezim

    Miscellaneous

    Buzz Aldrin, astronaut

    Clifford Beers, humanitarian

    Garnet Coleman, legislator (Texas)

    Larry Flynt, publisher and activist

    Kit Gingrich, Newt's mom

    Phil Graham, owner of Washington Post

    Peter Gregg, team owner and manager, race car driver

    Susan Panico (Susan Dime-Meenan), business executive

    Sol Wachtier, former New York State Chief Judge

    Musicians

    Ludwig van Beethoven, composer

    Alohe Jean Burke, musician, vocalist

    Rosemary Clooney, singer

    DMX Earl Simmons, rapper and actor

    Ray Davies

    Lenny Dee

    Gaetano Donizetti, opera singer

    Peter Gabriel

    Jimi Hendrix

    Kristen Hersh (Throwing Muses)

    Phyllis Hyman

    Jack Irons

    Daniel Johnston

    Otto Klemperer, musician, conductor

    Oscar Levant, pianist, composer, television

    Phil Ochs, musician, political activist, poet

    John Ogden, composer, musician

    Jaco Pastorius

    Charley Pride

    Mac Rebennack (Dr. John)

    Jeannie C. Riley

    Alys Robi, vocalist in Canada

    Axl Rose

    Nick Traina

    Del Shannon

    Phil Spector, musician and producer

    Sting, Gordon Sumner, musician, composer

    Tom Waits, musician, composer

    Brian Wilson, musician, composer, arranger

    Townes Van Zandt, musician, composer

    Poets

    John Berryman

    C.E. Chaffin, writer, poet

    Hart Crane

    Randall Jarrell

    Jane Kenyon

    Robert Lowell

    Sylvia Plath

    Robert Schumann

    Delmore Schwartz

    Political

    Robert Boorstin, special assistant to President Clinton

    L. Brent Bozell, political scientist, attorney, writer

    Bob Bullock, ex secretary of state, state comptroller and lieutenant governer

    Winston Churchill

    Kitty Dukasis, former First Lady of Massachusetts

    Thomas Eagleton, lawyer, former U.S. Senator

    Lynne Rivers, U.S. Congress

    Theodore Roosevelt, President of the United States

    Scholars

    John Strugnell, biblical scholar

    Scientists

    Karl Paul Link, chemist

    Dimitri Mihalas

    Sports

    Shelley Beattie, bodybuilding, sailing

    John Daly, golf

    Muffin Spencer-Devlin, pro golf

    Ilie Nastase, tennis

    Jimmy Piersail, baseball player, Boston Red Sox, sports announcer

    Barret Robbins, football

    Wyatt Sexton, football

    Alonzo Spellman, football

    Darryl Strawberry, baseball

    Dimitrius Underwood, football

    Luther Wright, basketball

    Bert Yancey, athlete

    TV & Radio

    Dick Cavett

    Jay Marvin, radio, writer

    Jane Pauley

    Writers

    Louis Althusser, philosopher, writer

    Honors de Balzac

    Art Buchwald, writer, humorist

    Neal Cassady

    Patricia Cornwell

    Margot Early

    Kaye Gibbons

    Johann Goethe

    Graham Greene

    Abbie Hoffman, writer, political activist

    Kay Redfield Jamison, writer, psychologist

    Peter Nolan Lawrence

    Frances Lear, writer, editor, women's rights activist

    Rika Lesser, writer, translator

    Kate Millet

    Robert Munsch

    Margo Orum

    Edgar Allen Poe

    Theodore Roethke

    Lori Schiller, writer, educator

    Frances Sherwood

    Scott Simmie, writer, journalist

    August Strindberg

    Mark Twain

    Joseph Vasquez, writer, movie director

    Mark Vonnegut, doctor, writer

    Sol Wachtler, writer, judge

    Mary Jane Ward

    Virginia Woolf

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    Source(s): NAMI
  • 3 years ago

    Ben Stiller Bipolar

  • 3 years ago

    Jim Carrey Bipolar

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    RE:

    robin wiliams , jim carrey , and ben stiller all have bipolar disorder,?

    u think mental illness , has something to do with sense of humor?

    Source(s): robin wiliams jim carrey ben stiller bipolar disorder: https://trimurl.im/a45/robin-wiliams-jim-carrey-an...
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  • 5 years ago

    Of course! Once it is discovered that you have bipolar it never goes away. It is not a cold, it's a mental illness.

  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    PRAISE YE THE LORD GOD, CREATOR OF ALL! AND THANK YOU NAMI, YOU HAVE JUST GIVEN ME THE CONFIRMATION OF HOPE I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR ALL MY LIFE, (45 1/2 YEARS) I AM A VERY INTELLEGENT AND CAPABLE HUMAN BEING, WHO LIVES WITH A CHALLENGING DISEASE, BUT CAN DO ANYTHING AS LONG AS I KEEP TAKING MY MEDICINE, AND WALKING WITH GOD!!!! THANK YOU!

  • xtina
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Yes I think to be brilliantly funny you have to have tragedy in yr life and some type of mental disorder

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