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9 Celebrities with Schizophrenia



Antoin Artaud was a famous French playwright, poet, actor, and director of theatre. He was known to be suffering from schizophrenia. He spent last part of his life in different asylums and mental hospitals in psychiatric wards. His doctors tried everything including electric shock therapy, but nothing seem to work for him which was obvious. He also had a psychotic break later in his life with typical to Schizophrenia characteristics.

1. Antoin Artaud


Eduard Einstein, born in year 1910 was extremely intelligent and he surpassed all the students in the school. Eduard wanted to become psychoanalyst, but his condition of schizophrenia was diagnosed at the age of 20. This led him to be kept under mental supervision many times in his years. He died at the age of 55 in the mental asylum.

2. Eduard Einstein


The author of the book "On the Road", Jack Kerouac's military records showed that he was suffering from schizophrenia.

3. Jack Kerouac


Veronica Lake, the famous actress of the 1940's was diagnosed with schizophrenia as a child. She had very voilent and dramatic outbusts of schizophrenia in her adulthood. She was known for her role in the movie - “Sullivan’s Travels.”

4. Veronica Lake


Lionel Aldridge is a NFL player who has helped the Green Bay Packers win two Super Bowls. But after into NFL for 10 years he developed symptoms of Schizophrenia in the late 70's. He controlled some part of the illness and the strike the balance for himself and his condition. He died in 1998 and provided help for the needy and homeless till his death.

5. Lionel Aldridge


Mary Todd Lincoln, had suffered from Schizophrenia and this was evident from her behaviour and struggles. This was brought to light by the experts after analyzing the president Abraham Lincoln's writings about her daily activities and struggles.

6. Mary Todd Lincoln


Peter Green, famous guitarist of the 70's band Fleetwood Mac was admitted to a mental asylum in the past for his psychological problems. He went through electro convulsive therapy (ECT) in the mid-1970s. Many people known to him told about his slow and lethargic and trace state.

7. Peter Green


Jim Gordon, the drummer famous during the rock ‘n’ roll years of the 60's and the 70's. the 1960s and 1970s. Gordon started to show the signs of paranoid schizophrenia and he heard lot of voices from unknown sources. Doctors was not able to give him the right diagnosis and due to his illness, his killed his mother. He is currently imprisoned.

8. Jim Gordon


Brian Wilson, the famous Beach Man was diagnosed with schizophrenic illness. He long has the suffering in which he heard lot of voices.

9. Brian Wilson


Lionel Aldridge, was the famous NFL player who was incubated by legend Vince Lombardi for the Green Bay Packers team. He helped the team in two Super Bowl wins. After retiring from football, he developed some signs of schizophrenia during late 1970s. Aldridge spent few years as a person without home in Milwaukee. He later strike the balance between his illness and life. He is now helping the mentally ill and homeless people.

10. Lionel Aldridge


Elyn Saks was a law professor who specialized in in mental health laws. In her book, "The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness", she explained in detail her 10 years struggle with schizophrenia.

11. Elyn Saks
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