Top Ten Famous People with Schizophrenia
Yes...he was schizophrenic, This amazing artist lived in a time when schizophrenia had not been identified as a disorder, but many medical experts believe that he suffered from it. He suffered from unstable mood swings and a very eccentric personality that led 150 doctors to hypothesize a posthumous diagnosis, he had recurring psychotic episodes in the last 2 yrs of his life and at the age of 37...he committed suicide by shooting himself in the chest with a revolver...
He tried to murder Paul Gauguin, then he felt guilty of scaring him away and cut half of his own ear off. Then he put it in an envelope and sent it to a barmaid living nearby. He was a very troubled person.
Nobel laureate in Economics...Nobel prize winning mathematician, had it too.
His beautiful book and movie " A beautiful Mind " ( which I love a lot ).
He suffered from delusions of persecutions later in his career, he thought govt. agents were after him.
He had a stormy childhood, which led to years of battling drug and alcohol abuse and mental illness...After his father died in 1973, addiction and illness took a turn for the worse and spent nearly 2 years secluded in the chauffeurs's quarters of his home, with sleeping, abusing alcohol, taking drugs, overeating, and self destructive behavior.
He attempted to drive his vehicle off a cliff, and at another time, demanded that he be pushed and buried into a grave he had dug in his backyard, his voice deteriorated significantly as a result of mass consumption of alcohol and cocaine and chain smoking.
Wilson also admitted to having auditory hallucinations and he has been diagnosed with schizophrenia. He revived his career in 1990s and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988. And honored by the Kennedy center in 2007 for lifetime achievement.
He left the Band in 1968 while many stories of having mental illness during his hard drug abuse.
He eventually suffered a severe burnout and cut out all social aspects of his life while remaining in constant isolation.
...With time Barett stopped contributing to music and wouldn't like people to mention his past with Pink Floyd
His mother claimed that he was born without mental illness, but his psychiatrist was also loathed by his townspeople.
He's such an awesome person.
Many consider him one of the greatest drummers of all time during the golden years of rock N' roll ( 1960s - 1970s ).
James Gordon was an American recording artist, musician and songwriter & a Grammy award winner too.
In 1983, He was classified as living with Schizophrenia following the murder of his Mother.
At the trial, the court accepted that he had acute schizophrenia, but he was not allowed to use an insanity defense because of changed California law due to the Insanity Defense Reform Act and was sentenced to 16 years to life in prison.
Gordon was eligible for parole in 1992, but parole has been denied several times. At a 2005 hearing he claimed his mother was still alive. In 2014, he declined to attend his hearing and was denied parole until 2018.
A L.A Attorney stated at the hearing that he was still "seriously psychologically incapacitated" and "a danger when he was not taking his medication". He is serving his sentence at the California Medical Facility, a ...more
This famous Hollywood actress of the 1940s was known for her performances in movies, television, as well on stage. She is widely remembered for her role in Sullivans's Travels and her roles with Alan Ladd during the 1940s. Her career flourished early on, but experienced a decline as a result of alcoholism and mental illness, she had troubled childhood and according to her mother, was was diagnosed with the disease.
Eduard was Albert Einstein's son, who suffered from schizophrenia.
He was diagnosed at the age of 25.
After the onset of his illness, he told his father that he hated him, Albert never saw him for the rest of his life. Prior to his illness he was said to have been a great student and very musically talented. Eduard struggled with his mental illness for the remainder of his life and ended up dying of a stroke at age 55.
Guitarist for Fleetwood Mac.
Green played lead in Barden's band, Peter B's Looners in 1966.
After a 3 month stint, he had the opportunity to fill in for Eric Clapton in John Mayall and the BlueStreakers for 3 gigs. Upon Clapton's permanent departure not long after, he was hired full-time.
Green has been institutionalized in the past with psychological problems and he underwent electro convulsive therapy.
In 1977, he was arrested for threatening his accountant, Clifford Davis, with a rifle.
Roger Kynard is an American singer, songwriter, Harmonica player and guitarist from Texas.
He was the founding member of the 13th floor Elevators and pioneers of the psychedelic rock.
In 1968, while doing a stint at Hemisfair, and started talking nonsense.
He was diagnosed with Paranoid Schizophrenia and was sent to Houston Psychiatric Hospital, where he involuntarily received electroconvulsive therapy.
Tom Harrell is a renowned American jazz trumpeter and composer.
He has a disability which affects his life away from the stage and suffers from Paranoid Schizophrenia.
On stage he stands away from the microphone, off to the side, his head bowed and his hands clutching his trumpet.
He was a famous English artist who had a passion for drawing cats. It has been shown that his drawings became more psychedelic as his "schizophrenia" progressed - to the point that his artworks clearly didn't represent as cats - which were instead fractals. Plenty of people had the belief that this kind of artwork is a sign of schizophrenia, though the timeline of the artworks presented by the media is unknown. Many theories has been made regarding as to why he went mentally insane - one of the claims suggesting that Wain had schizophrenia before he passed away. Studies have said that toxoplasmosis (a parasite that is present in infected cats) is often linked to schizophrenia - which may strengthen the theory due to his fondness of cats but otherwise it hasn't been proven. Nevertheless, his art is regarded as a prime source material for psychology students.
Nadezhda Alliluyeva was the second wife of Joseph Stalin. Her marriage with him was very strained. By 1932 she had become disillusioned with Stalin's policies of Collectivization and the famine that had resulted because of it. Her daughter Svetlana said she was hysteric and Vyacheslav Molotov said she was also psychopathic. All of this eventually led to her shooting herself on the 9th of November 1932.