Famous People with Mood Disorders
A mood disorder is an imbalancement of moods depending on various situations. It ranges from bipolar disorders, depressive disorders to dysthymic disorder. Mood disorders disrupt normal livelihoods. They change people’s attitudes towards life, making some lose complete interest in life. Some people only get a single episode whereas others live through multiple episodes.
Famous People With Mood Disorders
1. Richard Dreyfuss
He is an Award winning American actor best known for his work in The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz. Richard was diagnosed with a bipolar disorder which probably inspired his role in “The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive” a documentary by Stephen Fry.
2. Ben Stiller
Ben Stiller made his bipolar condition publicly known in a 1999 interview with GQ. Stiller made it known that bipolar was a hereditary disorder, running in their family. However, in subsequent interviews Stiller tried to recant the condition. Ben Stiller is a producer, director, comedian, and actor.
3. Billy Joel
He is a songwriter and singer who brags 6 Grammys and a record in the Hall of Fame. Behind the Grammys and Halls of Fame, was a man battling multiple episodes of depression. Billy tried committing suicide by drinking furniture polish.
4. Harrison Ford
Ford’s depression began at a tender age. Depression caused Ford to sleep longer hours and miss a lot on his studies. As a result, it caused him the ability to catch up on his studies. Harrison Ford is an actor best known for his work in the Indiana Jones films.
5. Jim Carrey
Jim made the best of his life after having a tough childhood. Jim suffered depression at a young age. His sick mother made him more depressed from seeing all the pain she was going through. Depression made him hate the world for all the wrong in it. He has a new love for life now.
6. Brooke Shields
With a pleasant marriage and the birth of her child, it was unfortunate for Brooke to suffer post-partum depression. The effects of this depression took toll on Brooke. Sometimes she would assume her crying daughter. Brooke sought help and came out a victor.
7. Kurt Cobain
He was America’s lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter of the rock band Nirvana. He suffered multiple episodes of depression. At a young age, Kurt was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder. Bipolar was also to follow later on. Kurt couldn’t however keep up with the medication.
8. Boris Yeltsin
He suffered multiple episodes of depression and tried solving them through alcohol. On one occasion, the alcohol effect took a toll on him that he overslept and missed a foreign official meeting. Alcohol eventually caused him his job and earned him a political outcast.
Mood disorders do not have to completely shutter your world. They do not define the ultimate you. So many famous people have battled different mood disorders and emerged out victorious. You just need to accept you have a problem and seek help earlier.
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