When the popular singer, songwriter, and actress Demi Lovato came out publically with the fact that she was suffering from bipolar disorder, there was a public outpouring of support and good wishes for her. Living with bipolar disorder is not easy—as this Disney star and other celebrities suffering from the condition would attest. But the resounding success enjoyed by celebrities diagnosed with the disorder proves that it need not be the end of normalcy in a person’s life. While the term Bipolar Disorder may have been recently coined, the condition is not a new one by any means. Ernest Hemingway, the winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the Nobel Prize in Literature, was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in his later years. The glamorous actress of yesteryears, Vivien Leigh, was also someone who suffered from this disorder, previously known as "manic depression." Living and working with the condition is very challenging, as it causes unusual shifts in mood swings ranging from depressive lows to manic highs. It is chronic in nature and can cause risky behavior, even suicidal tendencies. But with proper treatment, patients can not only lead a normal life but can also excel in their fields. This section provides you information about the life and works of famous people with bipolar disorder.
Abbie HoffmanAbbie Hoffman
30 November 1936, American
Anti-War Activist
Marilyn MonroeMarilyn Monroe
01 June 1926, American
Actress

Carrie FisherCarrie Fisher
21 October 1956, American
 

HalseyHalsey
29 September 1994, American
Singer

Mel GibsonMel Gibson
03 January 1956, American
Actor

Kurt Donald Cobain Kurt Cobain
20 February 1967, American
Singer, Songwriter
Ludwig van BeethovenLudwig van Beethoven
16 December 1770, Austrian, German
Composer

Vincent van GoghVincent van Gogh
30 March 1853, French, Dutch
Painter

Rosemary ClooneyRosemary Clooney
23 May 1928, American
Singer
Demi LovatoDemi Lovato
20 August 1992, American
Singer, Songwriter, Actress

Tom FletcherTom Fletcher
17 July 1985, British
Musician
Catherine Zeta-JonesCatherine Zeta-Jones
25 September 1969, Welsh
Actress

Jean-Claude Van DammeJean-Claude Van Damme
18 October 1960, Belgian
Martial Artist & Actor

Francis Ford CoppolaFrancis Ford Coppola
07 April 1939, American
FilmMaker

David WalliamsDavid Walliams
20 August 1971, British
Comedian

Stephen FryStephen Fry
24 August 1957, British
Actor
Russell BrandRussell Brand
04 June 1975, British
Comedian

Axl RoseAxl Rose
06 February 1962, American
Musician

Nina SimoneNina Simone
21 February 1933, American
Singer-songwriter, Composer

Maria BelloMaria Bello
18 April 1967, American
Actress
Ada LovelaceAda Lovelace
10 December 1815, British
Countess of Lovelace

Brian WilsonBrian Wilson
20 June 1942, American
Musician, Singer
Ted TurnerTed Turner
19 November 1938, American
 

Scott WeilandScott Weiland
27 October 1967, American
Singer, Lyricist, Songwriter, Record producer

Lou ReedLou Reed
02 March 1942, American
Musician
Peter GabrielPeter Gabriel
13 February 1950, British
 

Zelda FitzgeraldZelda Fitzgerald
24 July 1900, American
Novelist
Jackson PollockJackson Pollock
28 January 1912, American
Painter

Lee Thompson YoungLee Thompson Young
01 February 1984, American
Actor

Jesse JacksonJesse Jackson
08 October 1941, American
Civil Rights Activist
Larry FlyntLarry Flynt
01 November 1942, American
 

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Townes Van ZandtTownes Van Zandt
07 March 1944, American
Singer & Songwriter
John RuskinJohn Ruskin
08 February 1819, British
Art Critic and Painter

Edvard MunchEdvard Munch
12 December 1863, Norwegian
Painter

Henry Graham GreeneHenry Graham Greene
02 October 1904, British
Novelist

Jonathan WintersJonathan Winters
11 November 1925, American
Comedian, Actor
Spike MilliganSpike Milligan
16 April 1918, Irish, Indian, British
Comedian
Robert SchumannRobert Schumann
08 June 1810, German
Composer, Aesthete and Music Critic

Gustav MahlerGustav Mahler
07 July 1860, Austrian
Composer

Georg CantorGeorg Cantor
03 March 1845, German, Russian
Mathematician

Sherman AlexieSherman Alexie
07 October 1966, American
Novelist
Ludwig BoltzmannLudwig Boltzmann
20 February 1844, Austrian
Physicist

Anne SextonAnne Sexton
09 November 1928, American
Poet

John CurtinJohn Curtin
08 January 1885, Australian
14th Prime Minister of Australia

Eric MilleganEric Millegan
25 August 1974, American
Actor

Gaetano DonizettiGaetano Donizetti
29 November 1797, Italian
Composer
Britney SpearsBritney Spears
02 December 1981, American
Pop Singer

A.C BensonA. C. Benson
24 April 1862, British
English essayist
Charley PrideCharley Pride
18 March 1934, American
Singer

Johnny ManzielJohnny Manziel
06 December 1992, American
American football player

Dusty SpringfieldDusty Springfield
16 April 1939, British
Singer, Artist, Cleric
Paul GascoignePaul Gascoigne
27 May 1967, British
Association football player, Autobiographer,

Peter SteelePeter Steele
04 January 1962, American
Singer-songwriter, Musician, Singer
Patrick J. KennedyPatrick J. Kennedy
14 July 1967, American
Politician

Jack CassidyJack Cassidy
05 March 1927, American
Actor

Scott StappScott Stapp
08 August 1973, American
Musician, Singer, Songwriter

Yo Yo Honey SinghYo Yo Honey Singh
15 March 1983, Indian
Rapper, Actor, Singer, Record producer, Composer

Jaco PastoriusJaco Pastorius
01 December 1951, American
Bassist, Composer, Jazz musician, Bandleader
Tiffany PollardTiffany Pollard
06 January 1982, American
Television personality

Adam AntAdam Ant
03 November 1954, British
Guitarist, Actor, Singer

Kerry KatonaKerry Katona
06 September 1980, British
Actor, Television presenter, Singer, Writer,

Frank BrunoFrank Bruno
16 November 1961, British
Boxer
Margaret TrudeauMargaret Trudeau
10 September 1948, Canadian
Autobiographer, Actor

Randy MeisnerRandy Meisner
08 March 1946, American
Musician, Singer, Singer-songwriter
Ray DaviesRay Davies
21 June 1944, British
Guitarist, Composer, Singer, Songwriter, Record

Devin TownsendDevin Townsend
05 May 1972, Canadian
Singer, Musician, Guitarist, Songwriter, Record

Phil OchsPhil Ochs
19 December 1940, American
Singer
Peter ScolariPeter Scolari
12 September 1955, American
Actor

Helen FlanaganHelen Flanagan
07 August 1990, British
Actress
Sidney SheldonSidney Sheldon
11 February 1917, American
Writer, Screenwriter, Novelist, Playwright, Film

Lee JoonLee Joon
07 February 1988, South Korean
Actor

Amber PortwoodAmber Portwood
14 May 1990, American
Television personality
David LaChapelleDavid LaChapelle
11 March 1963, American
Photographer

Patricia CornwellPatricia Cornwell
09 June 1956, American
Novelist
Emma ForrestEmma Forrest
26 December 1976, British, American
Journalists

Poly StyrenePoly Styrene
03 July 1957, British
Musician

Mauro RanalloMauro Ranallo
21 December 1969, Canadian
Disc jockey, Journalist

Charles HaleyCharles Haley
06 January 1964, American
American Football Player
Andrew JohnsAndrew Johns
19 May 1974, Australian
Cricketer, Rugby league player, Autobiographer
Jessica MaraisJessica Marais
29 January 1985, Australian, American, South African
Actor, Film actor, Television actor, Model

Gilbert StuartGilbert Stuart
03 December 1755, American
Portrait painter, Painter

Phil GrahamPhil Graham
18 July 1915, American
Publisher

Michael SlaterMichael Slater
21 February 1970, Australian
Cricketer, Autobiographer
Emilie AutumnEmilie Autumn
22 September 1979, American
Singer, Poet, Violinist, Pianist

Debi ThomasDebi Thomas
25 March 1967, American
Figure skater

Suzy Favor HamiltonSuzy Favor Hamilton
08 August 1968, American
Athletics competitor, Call girl

Krizz KalikoKrizz Kaliko
07 March 1974, American
Musician, Rapper, Singer

Art BuchwaldArt Buchwald
20 October 1925, American
Humorist
Alan GarnerAlan Garner
17 October 1934, British
Author

Rene RivkinRene Rivkin
06 June 1944, Australian
Stockbroker
Matthew GoodMatthew Good
29 June 1971, Canadian
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Songwriter, Musician

Benoît PoelvoordeBenoît Poelvoorde
22 September 1964, Belgian
Actor, Film director, Screenwriter
Julien SchoenaertsJulien Schoenaerts
30 August 1925, Belgian
Actor
Mary LambMary Lamb
03 December 1764, British
Author