Anonymous asked in HealthMental Health · 10 years ago

can someone name some famous people with a mental illness?

like depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, thanks!

10 Answers

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    Famous people with Bipolar.......

    Actors & Actresses

    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


    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


    Robert Campeau

    Pierre Peladeau

    Heinz C. Prechter

    Ted Turner, media giant


    John Mulheren

    Murray Pezim


    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


    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


    John Berryman

    C.E. Chaffin, writer, poet

    Hart Crane

    Randall Jarrell

    Jane Kenyon

    Robert Lowell

    Sylvia Plath

    Robert Schumann

    Delmore Schwartz


    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


    John Strugnell, biblical scholar


    Karl Paul Link, chemist

    Dimitri Mihalas


    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


    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

  • 10 years ago

    Depression: Hugh Laurie, Emma Thompson, JK Rowling.

    Schizophrenia: Josh Nash, Eduard Einstein.

    Bipolar: Jim Carey, Robert Downey Jr, Robin Williams

    Anxiety: Johnny Depp, Naomi Campbell, Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins, Nicole Kidman...

    And the list goes on..

    Sure did a lot of re search!

  • Sylvia
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Every year, about one in four people in the UK may experience some kind of mental health problem. Mixed anxiety and depression is the most common mental health disorder, although many cases are not severe enough to require specific treatment. Mental health problems include eating disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, addiction to drugs and alcohol, personality disorders, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Mental illness and psychological disorders have good treatment options with medications, psychotherapy or other treatments.

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Vincent Van Gogh - Bipolar. (A recent episode of Doctor Who with Vincent Van Gogh displays this extremely well, in my opinion.)

    Charles Dickens - Clinical Depression. (This shows extremely well through his novel, Hard Times.)

    Son of Albert Einstien, Eduard Einstien - Schizophrenia. (Ironically, he was training to become a Psychiatrist when he developed it.)

    King Charles II - Schizophrenia. (Reign in the 1300's - he believed things from him being made out of glass to his family trying to poison him and refusing to eat. Seen in a documentary about mental history in the royal family.)

    Queen Victoria - Depression. (Also seen in the documentary listed above.)

    Iaasic Newton - Anxiety Disorder. (This was determined by him apparently often experiencing "nervous breakdowns" and such like.)

    Abraham Lincoln - Depression. (This often led him to suicidal thoughts and was extremely difficult for him to live with, appartently.)

    Winston Churchill - Depression. (It is told that he self-medicated with alcohol - it is understandable, considering the time in which he was prime minister.)

    And more recent...

    Beethoven - Bipolar Disorder. (The manic bouts of his disorder is what often made him so creative and able to create such amazing compositions.

    Kerry Katona - Bipolar Disorder. (It is rumoured this is why she took cocaine - some people who suffer from Bipolar often take this while manic.)

    Source(s): Here and there - general knowledge you learn.
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  • 10 years ago


    Tom Cruise (starred in numerous movies)

    Harrison Ford (starred in critically acclaimed movies such as Star Wars and Indiana Jones)

    J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter author)

    Jim Carrey (comedian/actor)

    Heath Ledger (The Dark Knight)

    Owen Wilson (actor)

    Hugh Laurie (actor)

    Anxiety disorder:

    Anthony Hopkins (actor)

    Kim Basinger (actress)

    Winona Ryder (actress)

    Oprah Winfrey (host)

    Bipolar Disorder:

    Sorry! couldn't find any that you would've heard of

  • 10 years ago

    Here is a sight with some celebrities with depression.

    Carrie fisher (princess leia from star wars) Actually wrote a book about her struggle with bi polar called Wishful Drinking.

    If you type in celebrities with mental illness in google a whole bunch of stuff pops up.

  • 10 years ago

    Vicent Van Gogh (artist) has depression and schizophrenia.

    Louis Wain (artist) who had a disorder I can't remember, but it involved slowing loosing touch with reality.

  • Pete wentz of fall out boy has had depression and anxiety, and megan fox has OCD

    Source(s): Internet
  • 10 years ago

    I read somewhere that Ben Stiller is bipolar.

  • 10 years ago

    abraham Lincoln and thomas jefferson are examples of ppl who dealt w/ depression throughout their lives

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