Famous People With Depression (Bipolar Disorder, Manic Depressive, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and More)

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Hundreds of famous people with depression lived successful and ultimately happy lives. It’s inspiring to remember these famous people with depression. If they succeeded, so can others.

 

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List of Famous People with Depression

 

In 2008 Angelina Jolie admitted she had been suffering from depression and has taken treatment for depression.

Actress Ashley Judd spoke in 2006 about her depression and eating disorder.

 

Buzz Aldrin has spoken candidly about his past alcohol abuse and depression.

 

In 2008, Delta Burke, star of the TV series Designing Women, spoke in an interview about being hospitalized for depression.

 

Nanny McPhee star Emma Thompson has admitted that she suffered from depression related to her struggles with infertility.

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A profile of the actor Harrison Ford and his struggles with depression.
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. . . More famous people with depression

 

A profile of the musician Billy Joel and his struggles with depression.

 

A profile of actress Brooke Shields and her experiences with postpartum depression.

 

Project Runway winner Jeffrey Sebelia once battled depression and came close to committing suicide.

 

A profile of the comedian Jim Carrey and his struggles with depression.

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Mark Roget, the creator of Roget’s Thesaurus, found at an early age that making lists of words helped him to cope with his depression.

 

 

Counting Crows lead singer Adam Duritz has spoken about his severe depression.

 

 . . . Still more famous people with depression

 

Before his 2008 overdose, actor Heath Ledger suffered from depression, insomnia and addiction.

 

 

In a 2007 interview, Hugh Laurie, the British actor who portrays Dr. Greg House on Fox’s hit medical drama House, confessed that he was suffering from depression.
When interviewed by Adeel Amini for a student magazine atEdinburghUniversity, Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling spoke about the fact that she had once been depressed and suicidal.

 

 

A profile of Diana, Princess of Wales and her struggles with depression and eating disorders.

 

 

When he spoke with Access Hollywood’s Nancy O’Dell, comedian Drew Carey confessed to attempting suicide on two occasions by overdosing on pills.

 

 

 

In an interview with Q magazine, Fall Out Boy bassist and songwriter Pete Wentz revealed that he has bipolar disorder.

 

 Even more famous people with depression

Richard Jeni, a comedian who often appeared on comedy shows such as the Tonight Show, died in March 2007 from an apparent suicide.

 

 

During her tenure on The View, Rosie O’Donnell discussed her depression following the ColumbineHigh Schoolshooting and how she currently uses inversion therapy to help control her depression.

 

 

A profile of musician Sheryl Crow and her experiences with depression.

 

 

A profile of the football great Terry Bradshaw and his struggles with depression.

 

 

In 1972 when Sen. Thomas F. Eagleton was George McGovern’s running mate in the presidential election he held a press conference to announce that he had been treated for depression with electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). He later left the ticket.

 

 

In an interview with the Australian Women’s Weekly magazine, singer Olivia Newton-John spoke about how she had struggled with depression after her long-time partner Patrick McDermott disappeared.

 

In August of 2007, Owen Wilson, who starred in such movies as Wedding Crashers and Starsky & Hutch was reported as having attempted suicide. He has thus far not publicly spoken about this event or having depression, however.

 

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