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
01 June 1926, American
Actress
Carrie FisherCarrie Fisher
21 October 1956, American
 

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

Mel GibsonMel Gibson
03 January 1956, American
Actor

Britney SpearsBritney Spears
02 December 1981, American
Pop Singer

Kurt Donald Cobain Kurt Cobain
20 February 1967, American
Singer, Songwriter
Vincent van GoghVincent van Gogh
30 March 1853, French, Dutch
Painter

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

Jean-Claude Van DammeJean-Claude Van Damme
18 October 1960, Belgian
Martial Artist & Actor
Catherine Zeta-JonesCatherine Zeta-Jones
25 September 1969, Welsh
Actress

Brian WilsonBrian Wilson
20 June 1942, American
Musician, Singer
Russell BrandRussell Brand
04 June 1975, British
Comedian

Francis Ford CoppolaFrancis Ford Coppola
07 April 1939, American
 

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

Axl RoseAxl Rose
06 February 1962, American
Musician

David WalliamsDavid Walliams
20 August 1971, British
Comedian
Stephen FryStephen Fry
24 August 1957, British
Comedian, Actor

Peter GabrielPeter Gabriel
13 February 1950, British
 

Maria BelloMaria Bello
18 April 1967, American
Actress

Ted TurnerTed Turner
19 November 1938, American
 
Lou ReedLou Reed
02 March 1942, American
Musician

Jesse JacksonJesse Jackson
08 October 1941, American
Civil Rights Activist
Ada LovelaceAda Lovelace
10 December 1815, British
Countess of Lovelace

Jackson PollockJackson Pollock
28 January 1912, American
Painter

Scott WeilandScott Weiland
27 October 1967, American
Singer, Lyricist, Songwriter, Record producer
Townes Van ZandtTownes Van Zandt
07 March 1944, American
Singer & Songwriter

Zelda FitzgeraldZelda Fitzgerald
24 July 1900, American
Novelist
Larry FlyntLarry Flynt
01 November 1942, American
 

Lee Thompson YoungLee Thompson Young
01 February 1984, American
Actor

Rosemary ClooneyRosemary Clooney
23 May 1928, American
Singer
John RuskinJohn Ruskin
08 February 1819, British
Art Critic and Painter

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Edvard MunchEdvard Munch
12 December 1863, Norwegian
Painter
Abbie HoffmanAbbie Hoffman
30 November 1936, American
Anti-War Activist

Gustav MahlerGustav Mahler
07 July 1860, Austrian
Composer

Robert SchumannRobert Schumann
08 June 1810, German
Composer, Aesthete and Music Critic

Jonathan WintersJonathan Winters
11 November 1925, American
Comedian, Actor
Spike MilliganSpike Milligan
16 April 1918, Irish, Indian, British
Comedian
Tom FletcherTom Fletcher
17 July 1985, British
Musician

Georg CantorGeorg Cantor
03 March 1845, German, Russian
Mathematician

Ludwig BoltzmannLudwig Boltzmann
20 February 1844, Austrian
Physicist

John CurtinJohn Curtin
08 January 1885, Australian
14th Prime Minister of Australia
Gaetano DonizettiGaetano Donizetti
29 November 1797, Italian
Composer

Anne SextonAnne Sexton
09 November 1928, American
Poet

Sherman AlexieSherman Alexie
07 October 1966, American
Novelist

Eric MilleganEric Millegan
25 August 1974, American
Actor

HalseyHalsey
29 September 1994, American
Singer
A.C BensonA. C. Benson
24 April 1862, British
English essayist

Henry Graham GreeneHenry Graham Greene
02 October 1904, British
Novelist
Paul GascoignePaul Gascoigne
27 May 1967, British
Association football player, Autobiographer,

Dusty SpringfieldDusty Springfield
16 April 1939, British
Singer, Artist, Cleric

Johnny ManzielJohnny Manziel
06 December 1992, American
American football player
Jaco PastoriusJaco Pastorius
01 December 1951, American
Bassist, Composer, Jazz musician, Bandleader

Peter SteelePeter Steele
04 January 1962, American
Singer-songwriter, Musician, Singer
Jack CassidyJack Cassidy
05 March 1927, American
Actor

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

Timothy TreadwellTimothy Treadwell
29 April 1957, American
Film director

Margaret TrudeauMargaret Trudeau
10 September 1948, Canadian
Autobiographer, Actor

Gail PorterGail Porter
23 March 1971, British
Television presenter
Randy MeisnerRandy Meisner
08 March 1946, American
Musician, Singer, Singer-songwriter

Frank BrunoFrank Bruno
16 November 1961, British
Boxer

Charley PrideCharley Pride
18 March 1934, American
Singer

Adam AntAdam Ant
03 November 1954, British
Guitarist, Actor, Singer
Scott StappScott Stapp
08 August 1973, American
Musician, Singer, Songwriter

Tiffany PollardTiffany Pollard
06 January 1982, American
Television personality
Ray DaviesRay Davies
21 June 1944, British
Guitarist, Composer, Singer, Songwriter, Record

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

Kerry KatonaKerry Katona
06 September 1980, British
Actor, Television presenter, Singer, Writer,
Sidney SheldonSidney Sheldon
11 February 1917, American
Writer, Screenwriter, Novelist, Playwright, Film

Phil OchsPhil Ochs
19 December 1940, American
Singer
Amber PortwoodAmber Portwood
14 May 1990, American
Television personality

Emma ForrestEmma Forrest
26 December 1976, British, American
Journalists

Peter ScolariPeter Scolari
12 September 1955, American
Actor
Patricia CornwellPatricia Cornwell
09 June 1956, American
Novelist

David LaChapelleDavid LaChapelle
11 March 1963, American
Photographer
Charles HaleyCharles Haley
06 January 1964, American
American Football Player

Helen FlanaganHelen Flanagan
07 August 1990, British
Actress

Jessica MaraisJessica Marais
29 January 1985, Australian, American, South African
Actor, Film actor, Television actor, Model

Andrew JohnsAndrew Johns
19 May 1974, Australian
Cricketer, Rugby league player, Autobiographer
Gilbert StuartGilbert Stuart
03 December 1755, American
Portrait painter, Painter
Mauro RanalloMauro Ranallo
21 December 1969, Canadian
Disc jockey, Journalist

Emilie AutumnEmilie Autumn
22 September 1979, American
Singer, Poet, Violinist, Pianist

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

Suzy Favor HamiltonSuzy Favor Hamilton
08 August 1968, American
Athletics competitor, Call girl
Debi ThomasDebi Thomas
25 March 1967, American
Figure skater

Art BuchwaldArt Buchwald
20 October 1925, American
Humorist

Michael SlaterMichael Slater
21 February 1970, Australian
Cricketer, Autobiographer

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

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
Mary LambMary Lamb
03 December 1764, British
Author

Isa GenzkenIsa Genzken
27 November 1948, German
Sculptor, Painter
Bruce BeaverBruce Beaver
14 February 1928, Australian
Poet