10 Famous Celebrities That Suffer From Bipolar Disorders

By FactsWow Team

Posted on: 15 Dec, 2022

Bipolar disease, which is thought to affect 4.4% of American adults throughout the course of their causes abrupt swings in mood and energy ot the only one. Other celebrities are also bringing attention to the illness and its particular difficulties.

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Marjorie Carey

The famous singer recently opened up to People about being diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2001. She claims in the cover story, 'Until recently, I lived in denial, 'I just couldn't do that any longer; it was too much of a weight. I sought treatment, got it, surrounded myself with supportive friends, and resumed composing songs and making music, which I enjoy doing.

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Catherine, Zeta-Jones

Especially throughout her divorce and subsequent reconciliation with husband Michael Douglas, the Chicago and Intolerable Cruelty actress has openly discussed her battle with bipolar disorder for years. The mental disorder, commonly referred to as manic-depressive illness, produces severe depressive episodes and mania or hypomania, which are unusually elevated moods.

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Patty Duke

The late actress addressed the stigma of bipolar disease head-on at a time when few people were aware of it or even publicly acknowledged it. She spent decades advocating for more public awareness and wrote an autobiography that became a New York Times best-seller, A Brilliant Madness: Living with Manic Depressive Illness.

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Demi Lovato

In 2015, the singer and former Disney Channel star—who has battled bulimia and addiction—became the spokesperson for the mental health advocacy group Be Vocal. According to her interview with Woman's Health, 'I could either not talk about my time in rehab and hope that it went away or I could talk about it and motivate people to get assistance for their difficulties, as well. So that's exactly what I did.'

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Carrie Fisher

The Star Wars actress said in her memoir Wishful Drinking, 'One of the things that baffles me (and there are quite a few) is how there can be so much leftover stigma with regards to mental illness, notably bipolar disorder.' Living with manic depression, in my opinion, requires a tremendous amount of balls.

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Stephen Fry

Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive was a BBC documentary that the British comedian launched in 2006. The celebrity didn't even discover he had the illness until he was 37 years old, but he claimed that this was the first time he had received a diagnosis that 'explained the huge highs and awful lows I've lived with all my life.'

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Richard Dreyfuss

Along with participating in Fry's programme, the Jaws and Oscar-winning actor has advocated for increased mental health research. His bipolar disorder's anxiety used to be so severe that it felt 'like the night before the test and you're not really sure about the subject and this balloon of self-loathing starts to swell up,' according to him.

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Maurice Benard

The General Hospital bipolar disorder plot line was inspired by actual events, according to the soap star. Maurice wasn't just acting it; he was living it, according to head writer Bob Guza.

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Jane Pauley

The long-running host of Today and Dateline revealed in 2004 that she had bipolar disorder, and she has since been a champion for the condition. In 2012, she told the Pioneer Press, 'Michael J. Fox didn't feel ashamed or guilty when I interviewed him

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