- Catherine Zeta Jones – diagnosed with bipolar II disorder, the actress wasn’t willing to speak about it publicly until the information of her treatment got out, supposedly revealed by another patient. Bipolar II is medically described as milder than bipolar I meaning the patient never reaches full-on mania.
- Mel Gibson – the Oscar winning “Brave Heart” has been battling bipolar disorder ever since. A correlation between enhanced artistic creativity and bipolar mood disorder has been discovered by a Stanford University study, though the information on the subject is yet insufficient.
- Herschel Walker – the former NFL player and Heisman award winner has spoken publicly about having a dissociative identity disorder. People suffering from DID are influenced by two or more distinct personalities impeding them to act as themselves. In a ASPN interview Walker stated that telling the world his truth will be his greatest life achievement.
- Brooke Shields – the actress not only didn’t try to hide it but even wrote about her experience with postpartum depression after giving birth to her daughter in 2003. The condition lasts longer than the typical “baby blues” and is described with feelings of anxiety, restlessness and worthlessness in new mothers. Shields has managed to overcome her disorder with professional treatment and medication.
- Kurt Cobain – the iconic rock star’s suicide is often linked to his suffering from depression. Beverly Cobain, a cousin of Kurt and a medical nurse with mental health background, has revealed that the alternative musician was diagnosed with attention deficit disorder at an early age and with bipolar disorder later on.