Famous People with
Famous people with bipolar disorder are listed here. Some of the celebrities and notables listed here can also be found on the famous people with mental illness list.
Some people have a tendency towards one but not as much of the other and some experience both symptoms. But, within the last decade or so, the term bipolar has been used as the norm.
Famous and notable people with bipolar disorder have achieved much over time and span the careers of Hollywood actors and actresses, musicians, artists, entrepreneurs, writers, politicians and athletes. Some of the stars, celebs and notables believed, from their own accounts or the accounts of others, (but not confirmed) to have suffered from bipolar disorder include Buzz Aldrin, Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe.
List of Famous People with Bipolar Disorder
Ludwig Von Beethoven
Francis Ford Coppola
Jean-Claude Van Damme
Robert Downey Jr.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Vincent Van Gogh
George Fredrick Handel
Jesse Jackson, Jr.
Edgar Allen Poe
Jeannie C. Riley
DMX Earl Simmons
Jean-Claude Van Damme
Townes Van Zandt
As one can see from this distinguished list of famous people with bipolar disorder this disease didn’t hold them back from achievement and doesn’t have to hold anyone else back as well.
Catherine Zeta Jones sought treatment for bipolar II disorder in April 2011 and again in April 2013. Jones blamed stress for her hospital stay in 2011 as her husband, movie star Michael Douglas was diagnosed with throat cancer.
Catherine Zeta Jones
Actress Linda Hamilton who starred in the first two Terminator movies has talked openly and publically about being diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Hamilton said she was diagnosed when she was younger but denied treatment until she turned 40-years-old.
British comedian Russell Brand disclosed in his autobiography My Booky Wook that he had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder in addition to being addicted to drugs and suffering from bulimia. Brand credits Transcendental Meditation for helping to ground him.
With the proper diagnosis and treatment the stars, celebs and other notables with bipolar disorder simply “continue to be” and live life along a manageable path. And that goes for the rest of us, as well.