Top Ten Presidents Who Had Mental Illnesses

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The Top Ten

1 Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States its bloodiest war and its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis.

Throughout his life, Lincoln suffered from severe depression. At one point, a friend of Lincoln removed razors and knives from his room, because he feared that he would commit suicide. - Alpha101

I heard that his wife suffered from schizophrenia. - Kevinsidis

2 Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson was an American Founding Father who was principal author of the Declaration of Independence, and served as the 3rd President of the United States from 1801-1809. He was born on April 13, 1743, and died on July 4, 1826, on the same day 2nd United States President John Adams died.

Thomas Jefferson is known to have had social anxiety last, as he hated public speaking. Some also state that he, like Lincoln, suffered from depression. - Alpha101

3 Calvin Coolidge Calvin Coolidge

Coolidge fell into a deep depression after the loss of his son. He would often sleep 20 hours a day, and then barely do anything the other four hours that he was conscious. - Alpha101

4 Franklin Pierce Franklin Pierce Franklin Pierce was the 14th President of the United States. Pierce was a northern Democrat who saw the abolitionist movement as a fundamental threat to the unity of the nation.

Before becoming president, Pierce lost all of his sons. His last son died right in front of him in a horrific train accident. Pierce was a fierce alcoholic, and he became even more depressed later in life for being mocked for his poor term and the death of his wife and close friend. - Alpha101

5 James Madison James Madison James Madison, Jr. was a political theorist, American statesman, and served as the fourth President of the United States.

Madison also suffered from depression, and even told a friend that he felt that he no longer had a purpose in living, and wished to die. - Alpha101

6 John Adams John Adams John Adams was born on October 30, 1735 in Quincy, Massachusetts, United States. Adams served as the president of the United States from March 4, 1797 to March 4, 1801. He died on July 4, 1826 at the age of 90.

Adams suffered from a bipolar disorder and had irrational and spontaneous outbursts.. He also suffered from paranoia. - Alpha101

7 Theodore Roosevelt Theodore Roosevelt Theodore Roosevelt was an American statesman, author, explorer, soldier, naturalist, and reformer who served as the 26th President of the United States from 1901 to 1909. As a leader of the Republican Party during this time, he became a driving force for the Progressive Era in the United States in the ...read more.

Teddy also suffered from a bipolar disorder. - Alpha101

8 Lyndon B. Johnson Lyndon B. Johnson Lyndon Baines Johnson, often referred to as LBJ, was an American politician who served as the 36th President of the United States from 1963 to 1969.

LBJ suffered from a bipolar disorder, and also suffered from depression caused by the War in. Vietnam. - Alpha101

9 Ronald Reagan Ronald Reagan Ronald Wilson Reagan was an American politician and actor who was 40th President of the United States from 1981 to 1989 . Prior to his presidency, he was the 33rd Governor of California from 1967 to 1975, following a career as a Hollywood actor and union leader .

Reagan suffered from Alzheimers later in his life. - Alpha101

10 Woodrow Wilson Woodrow Wilson Thomas Woodrow Wilson was an American politician and academic who served as the 28th President of the United States from 1913 to 1921. Born in Staunton, Virginia, he spent his early years in Augusta, Georgia and Columbia, South Carolina.

Wilson suffered from depression after the death of his wife. - Alpha101

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