Famous person with mental illness - page 2

Hi, I have to do Psych paper on Famous person with mental illness. There must be book written about or by this person. Please help me out to choose a famous person which has a lot of information... Read More

  1. by   Jolie
    Patty Duke Astin has written a book about her struggle with bi-polar disease. I believe it is titled,"A Brilliant Madness".
  2. by   morte
    Quote from Jolie
    Patty Duke Astin has written a book about her struggle with bi-polar disease. I believe it is titled,"A Brilliant Madness".
    this is the person i thought of, wasnt sure there was a book.....she also testified in congress.....
  3. by   jmgrn65
    patty Duke bipolar
    Margot Kidder Bipolar
  4. by   mommapunkin
    Muhhamad Ali sorry for the terrible spelling
  5. by   jmgrn65
    Quote from mommapunkin
    Muhhamad Ali sorry for the terrible spelling
    he has parkinsons that isn't a mental illness, or does he have something else?
  6. by   jill48
    Quote from Cherish
    Amy Tan
    Anne Rice
    Brooke Shields
    Tennesee Williams
    Abraham Lincoln
    Trent Reznor
    Harrison Ford
    Jim Carrey
    Princess Diana
    Rodney Dangerfield
    Marie Osmond
    Winston Churchill
    Vincent Van Gogh

    All suffered from depression.
    http://depression.about.com/od/famou...Depression.htm
    Nice find! Very informative. Thanks.:smilecoffeecup:
  7. by   sam027000
    Edgar Allan Poe-Bipolar
  8. by   muffie
    the bradley guy on 60 minutes had debilitating depression, i think
  9. by   mani3433
    Thank you guys for all the information. I am doing my paper on Vivian Leigh. I hope I can find information about her online.
    Thanx again.
  10. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Shouldn't have a problem with finding the info. I had found a ton about her when i did my psych project on Vivian Leigh.
  11. by   Leeann337
    Quote from mani3433
    Hi,
    I have to do Psych paper on Famous person with mental illness. There must be book written about or by this person.
    Please help me out to choose a famous person which has a lot of information available online.
    thanx

    Vincent Van Gogh, I had to write a paper on him last year for school. Got an A. He suffered from depression due to unresolved issues with his mother, he self-mutilated and eventually killed himself. Email me, I can send you some more info. There are a million books on this as well.
  12. by   kukukajoo
    Any of the Hemmingway's- for generations, most have resorted to suicide. May be interesting to add the family spin on it. Great ideas above as well.

    To the poster who said Lincoln had a mental illness- Which one? I knew he is suspected of having Marfan's but nevre heard of a mental illness theory.
  13. by   caliotter3
    I have heard that Lincoln was to have had severe depression.

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