Famous People with Depression
Every man, woman and child in the world can suffer from depression.
It is not primarily a psychological disorder. It is not an incurable
problem which one has to be scared of. There is no social stigma
attached to it which should compel you to feel embarrassed of
yourself. It is nothing unnatural to have depression. To the contrary,
if you have never experienced depression then you are one of the
Depression is a state of mind that is overwhelmed or taken over
by sadness, anxiety, paranoia in some cases, fear, disappointment,
frustration, bereavement or low self esteem among others. The
mild form of depression is sadness or melancholy while the severe
form is referred to as a depressive disorder.
List of Famous People Who Have or Had
Hans Christian Andersen
Jon Bon Jovi
T. S. Eliot
Queen Elizabeth II
Francisco de Goya
Ken Griffey Jr.
Sir Anthony Hopkins
Lyndon B. Johnson
Guy de Maupassant
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
T. Boone Pickens, Jr.
Edgar Allan Poe
Lisa Marie Presley
John D. Rockefeller
J. K. Rowling
J. D. Salinger
Anna Nicole Smith
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Vincent Van Gogh
William Carlos Williams
Many famous people and celebrities have suffered from depression
and given the fact that they have emerged as more popular than
ever before establishes the reality that depression is not only
natural but is also curable and you can hope for the better. Britney
Spears suffered from a major depressive disorder which is much
worse than normal depression. She went to extremes when her life,
certain people and certain situations didn't turn out as she had
We Shall Overcome
After she got treated successfully, she emerged as the sensation
that the world knew her for during her teens and young adult days.
Many say that Mark Twain wouldn't have been able to write the
classics had he not experienced depression. He is not the only
famous writer to have had depression, there are many more.
The reason why their success post depression is being highlighted
is because it goes on to show that depression is not only natural
but also manageable, curable and you can have a better life than
what you ever had once you overcome depression.
Celebrities like Oprah Winfrey, Woody Allen, Christian Bale,
Halle Berry, Jim Carrey, Marilyn Monroe and dozens of other famous
people and celebrities have had depression. Many of them have
suffered from depression on more than one occasion. You cannot
avoid depression because you are human and you have emotions,
you will get hurt when things go very wrong, when you lose someone
dear and when life seems to be topsy-turvy but you can overcome
depression and aspire for a life that you have always dreamt of.
Ingmar Bergman, a legendary
Swedish director, who has inspired generations
of filmmakers in the world, suffered from depression many a time
in his life but he channeled it through his work and his films
are nothing but masterpieces.
And of course powerful and political men such as Abraham Lincoln,
John D. Rockefeller and T. Boone Pickens, Jr. had also experienced
There are many types of depression and there are many names in
the medical jargon but essentially depression is something that
people in general have to deal with no matter their social status
or economic level.