Which Female Celebrities Have Bi-Polar Disorder?


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Vivien Leigh, Linda Hamilton, Sinead O'Connor, Jane Pauley and Catherine Zeta-Jones have all been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. There are many celebrities that have mental disorders, bipolar disorder being one of the top ones among panic attacks and anxiety issues, according to Health.com. Although there are many famous men and women who have these issues, most celebrities tend to keep their mental illnesses hidden from the public.

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There are many celebrities who suffer from mental disorders, including anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder. Actors and actresses generally tend to keep quiet about these issues, although in some cases their disorders are so severe that they limit the person's public appearances. Actresses who have bipolar disorder generally tend to have other disorders as well. Some well known actresses that have bipolar disorder include:

  • Vivien Leigh, who was most famous for her role in "Gone With the Wind," was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, and her behaviors led to her eventual divorce.
  • Linda Hamilton, who is well known as Sarah Conner from the "Terminator" series, suffers from bipolar disorder, and has been through two divorces partially because of it.
  • Sinead O'Connor, very well known for her rebelliousness and songs, was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at the age of 37.
  • Jane Pauley, of "The Today Show" and "Dateline," was diagnosed at the age of 50 with bipolar disorder.
  • Catherine Zeta-Jones was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and revealed it in 2011,¬†after helping husband Michael Douglas survive throat cancer.
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