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.
Carrie FisherCarrie Fisher
21 October 1956, American
 
Marilyn MonroeMarilyn Monroe
01 June 1926, American
Actress

Kurt Donald Cobain Kurt Cobain
20 February 1967, American
Singer, Songwriter

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

Catherine Zeta-JonesCatherine Zeta-Jones
25 September 1969, Welsh
Actress

Britney SpearsBritney Spears
02 December 1981, American
Pop Singer
Mel GibsonMel Gibson
03 January 1956, American
Actor

Demi LovatoDemi Lovato
20 August 1992, American
Singer, Songwriter, Actress

Ludwig van BeethovenLudwig van Beethoven
16 December 1770, Austrian, German
Composer

Rosemary ClooneyRosemary Clooney
23 May 1928, American
Singer
Francis Ford CoppolaFrancis Ford Coppola
07 April 1939, American
 

Jean-Claude Van DammeJean-Claude Van Damme
18 October 1960, Belgian
Martial Artist & Actor
Axl RoseAxl Rose
06 February 1962, American
 

Brian WilsonBrian Wilson
20 June 1942, American
Musician, Singer

Russell BrandRussell Brand
04 June 1975, British
Comedian
Peter GabrielPeter Gabriel
13 February 1950, British
 

Stephen FryStephen Fry
24 August 1957, British
Comedian, Actor
Maria BelloMaria Bello
18 April 1967, American
Actress

Ada LovelaceAda Lovelace
10 December 1815, British
Countess of Lovelace

David WalliamsDavid Walliams
20 August 1971, British
Actor
Ted TurnerTed Turner
19 November 1938, American
 

Lou ReedLou Reed
02 March 1942, American
Musician
Scott WeilandScott Weiland
27 October 1967, American
Singer, Lyricist, Songwriter, Record producer

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

Jackson PollockJackson Pollock
28 January 1912, American
Painter

Townes Van ZandtTownes Van Zandt
07 March 1944, American
Singer & Songwriter
Edvard MunchEdvard Munch
12 December 1863, Norwegian
Painter
Jesse JacksonJesse Jackson
08 October 1941, American
Civil Rights Activist

Larry FlyntLarry Flynt
01 November 1942, American
 

Zelda FitzgeraldZelda Fitzgerald
24 July 1900, American
Novelist

Gustav MahlerGustav Mahler
07 July 1860, Austrian
Composer
Robert SchumannRobert Schumann
08 June 1810, German
Composer, Aesthete and Music Critic

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John RuskinJohn Ruskin
08 February 1819, British
Art Critic and Painter

Lee Thompson YoungLee Thompson Young
01 February 1984, American
Actor

Abbie HoffmanAbbie Hoffman
30 November 1936, American
Anti-War Activist

Jonathan WintersJonathan Winters
11 November 1925, American
Comedian, Actor
Spike MilliganSpike Milligan
16 April 1918, Irish, Indian, British
Comedian

Georg CantorGeorg Cantor
03 March 1845, German, Russian
Mathematician
Tom FletcherTom Fletcher
17 July 1985, British
Musician

Ludwig BoltzmannLudwig Boltzmann
20 February 1844, Austrian
Physicist

Sherman AlexieSherman Alexie
07 October 1966, American
Novelist
Anne SextonAnne Sexton
09 November 1928, American
Poet

HalseyHalsey
29 September 1994, American
Singer
John CurtinJohn Curtin
08 January 1885, Australian
14th Prime Minister of Australia

Gaetano DonizettiGaetano Donizetti
29 November 1797, Italian
Composer

A.C BensonA. C. Benson
24 April 1862, British
English essayist

Henry Graham GreeneHenry Graham Greene
02 October 1904, British
Novelist

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

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

Peter SteelePeter Steele
04 January 1962, American
Singer-songwriter, Musician, Singer

Timothy TreadwellTimothy Treadwell
29 April 1957, American
Film director
Adam AntAdam Ant
03 November 1954, British
Guitarist, Actor, Singer

Jack CassidyJack Cassidy
05 March 1927, American
Actor
Margaret TrudeauMargaret Trudeau
10 September 1948, Canadian
Autobiographer, Actor

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

Charley PrideCharley Pride
 
Jaco PastoriusJaco Pastorius
01 December 1951, American
Bassist, Composer, Jazz musician, Bandleader

Devin TownsendDevin Townsend
05 May 1972, Canadian
Singer, Musician, Guitarist, Songwriter, Record
Kerry KatonaKerry Katona
06 September 1980, British
Actor, Television presenter, Singer, Writer,

Frank BrunoFrank Bruno
16 November 1961, British
Boxer

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

Tiffany PollardTiffany Pollard
06 January 1982, American
Television personality
Amber PortwoodAmber Portwood
14 May 1990, American
Television personality

Emma ForrestEmma Forrest
26 December 1976, British, American
Journalists

Sidney SheldonSidney Sheldon
11 February 1917, American
Writer, Screenwriter, Novelist, Playwright, Film

Gail PorterGail Porter
23 March 1971, British
Television presenter
Mauro RanalloMauro Ranallo
21 December 1969, Canadian
Disc jockey, Journalist
Phil OchsPhil Ochs
19 December 1940, American
Singer

David LaChapelleDavid LaChapelle
11 March 1963, American
Photographer

Norbert WienerNorbert Wiener
26 November 1894, American
Mathematician, Autobiographer, University teacher,

Charles HaleyCharles Haley
06 January 1964, American
American Football Player
Chris KanyonChris Kanyon
04 January 1970, American
Wrestlers

Patricia CornwellPatricia Cornwell
09 June 1956, American
Novelist

Peter ScolariPeter Scolari
12 September 1955, American
Actor

Helen FlanaganHelen Flanagan
07 August 1990, British
Actress

Krizz KalikoKrizz Kaliko
07 March 1974, American
Musician, Rapper, Singer
Gilbert StuartGilbert Stuart
03 December 1755, American
Portrait painter, Painter

Jessica MaraisJessica Marais
29 January 1985, Australian, American, South African
Actor, Film actor, Television actor, Model
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
Andrew JohnsAndrew Johns
19 May 1974, Australian
Cricketer, Rugby league player, Autobiographer

Art BuchwaldArt Buchwald
20 October 1925, American
Humorist
Suzy Favor HamiltonSuzy Favor Hamilton
08 August 1968, American
Athletics competitor, Call girl

Matthew GoodMatthew Good
29 June 1971, Canadian
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Songwriter, Musician

Alan GarnerAlan Garner
17 October 1934, British
Author

Benoît PoelvoordeBenoît Poelvoorde
22 September 1964, Belgian
Actor, Film director, Screenwriter
Rene RivkinRene Rivkin
06 June 1944, Australian
Stockbroker

Isa GenzkenIsa Genzken
27 November 1948, German
Sculptor, Painter