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.
Marilyn MonroeMarilyn Monroe
(Actress)

01 June 1926

American

Catherine Zeta-JonesCatherine Zeta-Jones
(Actress)

25 September 1969

Welsh

Britney SpearsBritney Spears
(Pop Singer)

02 December 1981

American

Vincent van GoghVincent van Gogh
(Painter)

30 March 1853

French,Dutch

Kurt Donald Cobain Kurt Cobain
(Singer, Songwriter)

20 February 1967

American

Demi LovatoDemi Lovato
(Film actress)

20 August 1992

American

Mel GibsonMel Gibson
(Actor)

03 January 1956

American

Carrie FisherCarrie Fisher

21 October 1956

American

Jean-Claude Van DammeJean-Claude Van Damme
(Martial Artist & Actor)

18 October 1960

Belgian

Ludwig van BeethovenLudwig van Beethoven
(Composer)

16 December 1770

German

Rosemary ClooneyRosemary Clooney
(Singer)

23 May 1928

American

Russell BrandRussell Brand
(Comedian, Actor, Radio Host, TV Host)

04 June 1975

British

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Axl RoseAxl Rose

06 February 1962

American

Stephen FryStephen Fry
(Comedian, Actor)

24 August 1957

British

David WalliamsDavid Walliams
(Actor)

20 August 1971

British

Ted TurnerTed Turner

19 November 1938

American

Ada LovelaceAda Lovelace
(Countess of Lovelace)

10 December 1815

British

Francis Ford CoppolaFrancis Ford Coppola

07 April 1939

American

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Maria BelloMaria Bello
(Actress)

18 April 1967

American

Brian WilsonBrian Wilson
(Musician, Singer)

20 June 1942

American

Peter GabrielPeter Gabriel

13 February 1950

British

Nina SimoneNina Simone
(Singer-songwriter, Composer)

21 February 1933

American

Jackson PollockJackson Pollock
(Painter)

28 January 1912

American

Lou ReedLou Reed
(Musician)

02 March 1942

American

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Scott WeilandScott Weiland
(Singer, Lyricist, Songwriter, Record producer)

27 October 1967

American

Larry FlyntLarry Flynt

01 November 1942

American

Jesse JacksonJesse Jackson
(Civil Rights Activist)

08 October 1941

American

Zelda FitzgeraldZelda Fitzgerald
(Novelist)

24 July 1900

American

Townes Van ZandtTownes Van Zandt
(Singer & Songwriter)

07 March 1944

American

Edvard MunchEdvard Munch
(Painter)

12 December 1863

Norwegian

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Robert SchumannRobert Schumann
(Composer, Aesthete and Music Critic)

08 June 1810

German

Jonathan WintersJonathan Winters
(Comedian, Actor)

11 November 1925

American

Gustav MahlerGustav Mahler
(Composer)

07 July 1860

Austrian

Lee Thompson YoungLee Thompson Young
(Actor)

01 February 1984

American

John RuskinJohn Ruskin
(Art Critic and Painter)

08 February 1819

British

Abbie HoffmanAbbie Hoffman
(Anti-War Activist)

30 November 1936

American

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Spike MilliganSpike Milligan
(Comedian)

16 April 1918

Irish,Indian,British

Georg CantorGeorg Cantor
(Mathematician)

03 March 1845

German,Russian

Tom FletcherTom Fletcher
(Musician)

17 July 1985

British

Sherman AlexieSherman Alexie
(Novelist)

07 October 1966

American

HalseyHalsey
(Singer)

29 September 1994

American

Ludwig BoltzmannLudwig Boltzmann
(Physicist)

20 February 1844

Austrian

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Anne SextonAnne Sexton
(Poet)

09 November 1928

American

John CurtinJohn Curtin
(14th Prime Minister of Australia)

08 January 1885

Australian

Gaetano DonizettiGaetano Donizetti
(Composer)

29 November 1797

Italian

A.C BensonA. C. Benson
(English essayist)

24 April 1862

British

Henry Graham GreeneHenry Graham Greene
(Novelist)

02 October 1904

British

Amy WinehouseAmy Winehouse
(Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Jazz musician, Singer, Jazz guitarist)

14 September 1983

British

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Yo Yo Honey SinghYo Yo Honey Singh
(Rapper, Actor, Singer, Record producer, Composer)

15 March 1983

Indian

Dusty SpringfieldDusty Springfield
(Singer, Artist, Cleric)

16 April 1939

British

Paul GascoignePaul Gascoigne
(Association football player, Autobiographer, Association football manager)

27 May 1967

British

Timothy TreadwellTimothy Treadwell
(Film director)

29 April 1957

American

Frank BrunoFrank Bruno
(Boxer)

16 November 1961

British

Scott StappScott Stapp
(Musician, Singer, Songwriter)

08 August 1973

American

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Charley PrideCharley Pride
Adam AntAdam Ant
(Guitarist, Actor, Singer)

03 November 1954

British

Peter SteelePeter Steele
(Singer-songwriter, Musician, Singer)

04 January 1962

American

Jaco PastoriusJaco Pastorius
(Bassist, Composer, Jazz musician, Bandleader)

01 December 1951

American

Kerry KatonaKerry Katona
(Actor, Television presenter, Singer, Writer, Autobiographer)

06 September 1980

British

Devin TownsendDevin Townsend
(Singer, Musician, Guitarist, Songwriter, Record producer)

05 May 1972

Canadian

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Ray DaviesRay Davies
(Guitarist, Composer, Singer, Songwriter, Record producer)

21 June 1944

British

Margaret TrudeauMargaret Trudeau
(Autobiographer, Actor)

10 September 1948

Canadian

Randy MeisnerRandy Meisner
(Musician, Singer, Singer-songwriter)

08 March 1946

American

Sidney SheldonSidney Sheldon
(Writer, Screenwriter, Novelist, Playwright, Film director, Actor, Television producer, Author)

11 February 1917

American

David LaChapelleDavid LaChapelle
(Photographer)

11 March 1963

American

Gail PorterGail Porter
(Television presenter)

23 March 1971

British

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Norbert WienerNorbert Wiener
(Mathematician, Autobiographer, University teacher, Psychologist, Computer scientist)

26 November 1894

American

Mauro RanalloMauro Ranallo
(Disc jockey, Journalist)

21 December 1969

Canadian

Gilbert StuartGilbert Stuart
(Portrait painter, Painter)

03 December 1755

American

Jessica MaraisJessica Marais
(Actor, Film actor, Television actor, Model)

29 January 1985

Australian,American,South African

Michael SlaterMichael Slater
(Cricketer, Autobiographer)

21 February 1970

Australian

Emilie AutumnEmilie Autumn
(Singer, Poet, Violinist, Pianist)

22 September 1979

American

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Krizz KalikoKrizz Kaliko
(Musician, Rapper, Singer)

07 March 1974

American

Debi ThomasDebi Thomas
(Figure skater)

25 March 1967

American

Suzy Favor HamiltonSuzy Favor Hamilton
(Athletics competitor, Call girl)

08 August 1968

American

Andrew JohnsAndrew Johns
(Cricketer, Rugby league player, Autobiographer)

19 May 1974

Australian

Matthew GoodMatthew Good
(Singer-songwriter, Singer, Songwriter, Musician)

29 June 1971

Canadian

Benoît PoelvoordeBenoît Poelvoorde
(Actor, Film director, Screenwriter)

22 September 1964

Belgian

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Rene RivkinRene Rivkin
(Stockbroker)

06 June 1944

Australian

Isa GenzkenIsa Genzken
(Sculptor, Painter)

27 November 1948

German