Famous Bipolar People
Famous Bipolar People

Famous Bipolar People

Welcome to our online resource on famous people thought to have bipolar disorder (also known as Manic Depressive Disorder).

We have very carefully compiled a list of those famous people both lucky and unlucky enough to (likely) have Bipolar Disorder. We have compiled a short bio for each of those on our list of famous bipolar people. Click through the links below to read about your favourite personalities and their dealings with depression & mania.

Famous People with Bipolar Disorder (Manic Depressive Disorder)

The following people are thought to have suffered from bipolar disorder:

  • Abraham Lincoln (leader)
  • Adam Ant (musician)
  • Agatha Christie (writer)
  • Axl Rose (musician)
  • Buzz Aldrin (other)
  • Drew Carey (actor)
  • Carrie Fisher (actor)
  • Edgar Poe (writer)
  • Heinz Prechter (entrepreneurs)
  • Isaac Newton (other)
  • Jane Pauley (other)
  • Jim Carey (actor)
  • Jimi Hendrix (musician)
  • John Dally (sporting stars)
  • Jonathan Hay (sporting stars)
  • Kay Redfield Jamison (other, writer)
  • Kurt Cobain (musician)
  • Larry Flynt (entrepreneurs)
  • Liz Taylor (actor)
  • Mark Twain (writer)
  • Mel Gibson (actor)
  • Michael Slater (sporting stars)
  • Ozzy Osbourne (musician)
  • Patty Duke (actor)
  • Plato (other)
  • Rene Rivkin (entrepreneurs)
  • Robert Downey (actor)
  • Sinead O'Connor (musician)
  • Stephen Fry (actor)
  • Ted Turner (entrepreneurs)
  • Tim Burton (writer, other)
  • Tom Waits (musician, actor)
  • Virginia Woolf (writer)

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    Currently going through a depressive episode of bipolar disorder?

    You are not alone!! Millions of others including many famous bipolar people have been through what you are going through right now but rest assured, it is only temporary! I urge to to consider what you are feeling as if it is only a really, really, really bad hangover. Sure, you might feel like you want to die but it's only temporary so push through it and go on to live an amazing life and have & share the amazing experiences you are destined for. After all, you have the incredible bipolar advantage like the famous people listed on this website and have potential to do amazing things with your life!

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