Putting a Famous Face to Bipolar Disorder:
|Jean Claude Van Damme|
|Singer Sinead O'connor|
An incredible list of notable, and famous people, who have\had bipolar disorder.
Astronaut Buzz Aldrin along with Neil Armstrong, were the first to land on the moon in 1969 aboard Apollo 11. So many great entertainers that gave\give us so many hours of enjoyment. Their work often sparks in us, great old memories, or create new ones for us.
Abraham Lincoln is one of America's greatest, and most favored presidents. Abraham Lincoln rose from very humble beginnings, to becoming the 16th president of the United States of America.
Thankfully none of them allowed bipolar disorder, or any suffering it may have caused, to prevent them from sharing all their great talents.
Noted American psychiatrist Nancy Andreasen reported in her creativity study, that 4 out of 10 successful creative people, were found to have the bipolar disorder. Noted Armenian-American psychiatrist Hagop Akisal reported from a sample study, that over 60% of influential European artists had bipolar disorder.
|Sir Isaac Newton|
|Ludwig Van Beethoven|
|Vincent Van Gogh|
|Sir Winston Churchill|
As you can see, there is an array of talented, influential, historically important, and famous people, that have\had the mental illness bipolar. I was surprised by some of them, to be honest.
This is just a small list of famous people who had/have bipolar. There are many more famous people with bipolar disorder that could be added. As a person dealing with bipolar disorder, I was inspired by seeing the faces of so many famous people.They accomplished so much, despite dealing with the severe illness bipolar.
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