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Depressed? 135 Famous People Who Struggled With Depression


People often wonder how the rich and famous could possibly suffer depressions, but the fact that they do clearly proves that depression often results from a chemical imbalance in the brain. Many of the people on this list had everything they could possibly want, but they still suffered bouts of depression. Everyone on this list had their depression confirmed in one way or another, be it through biography, interview, or some other manner. On to the list:

Ansel AdamsAnsel AdamsPhotographer

John AdamsJohn Adams2nd President of the United States

Drew BarrymoreDrew BarrymoreActress, “ET”, “Charlie’s Angels”

Maurice BenardMaurice BenardActor, “General Hospital”

Mary Kay BergmanMary Kay BergmanVoice over actress, “South Park”, committed suicide in 1999

Halle BerryHalle BerryActress, “Monster’s Ball”, “Catwoman”

Lorena BobbittLorena BobbittCut off her husband’s penis

Lorraine BraccoLorraine BraccoActress, “Sopranos”

Terry BradshawTerry BradshawFormer Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback

Zach BraffZack BraffActor, “Scrubs”

Russell BrandRussell BrandActor, Comedian, “Forgetting Sarah Marshall”

Issac BrockIssac Brock“Modest Mouse” frontman

Delta BurkeDelta BurkeActress, “Designing Women”

Barbara BushBarbara BushWife of former President George H.W. Bush

Melanie CMelanie CFormer “Spice Girl” -“Sporty Spice”

Truman CapoteTruman CapoteAuthor, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”

Drew CareyDrew CareyActor, “Drew Carey Show”, “Price Is Right” host

Karen CarpenterKaren CarpenterSinger, “The Carpenters”

Jim CarreyJim CarreyActor, “Ace Ventura”, “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”

Helena Bonham CarterHelena Bonham CarterActress, “Fight Club”, “Sweeney Todd”

Mark David ChapmanMark David ChapmanAssassinated John Lennon

Seung-Hui ChoSeung-Hui CHoKilled 32 people and himself at Virginia Tech in 2007

Frederic ChopinFrederic ChopinClassical music composer

Christine ChubbuckChristine ChubbuckTV news reporter, committed suicide during a live broadcast

Winston ChurchillWinston ChurchillFormer Prime Minister of the UK

Grover ClevelandGrover Cleveland22nd and 24th President of the United States

Kurt CobainKurt CobainLead singer of “Nirvana”, committed suicide in 1994

Calvin CoolidgeCalvin Coolidge30th President of the United States

Sheryl CrowSheryl CrowSinger, “All I Wanna Do”

Adrianne CurryAdrianne CurryModel/actress, “Surreal Life- Season 4”

Rodney DangerfieldRodney DangerfieldActor, comedian, “Caddyshack”

Bobby DarinBobby DarinSinger, “Splish Splash”

Charles DarwinCharles DarwinEnglish naturalist, came up with the theory of evolution

Ellen DeGeneresEllen DeGeneresComedian, talk show host

John DenverJohn DenverFolk singer-songwriter, “Rocky Mountain High”

Princess DianaPrincess Diana1st wife of Prince Charles, known for her charity work

Charles DickensCharles DickensNovelist, “A Christmas Carol”

Emily DickinsonEmily DickinsonPoet, she published fewer than a dozen of her nearly 1,800 poems

Micky DolenzMicky DolenzDrummer for the “Monkees”

Kirsten DunstKirsten DunstActress, “Bring It On”, “Spider-Man” film series

Queen Elizabeth IIQueen Elizabeth IIQueen of England

Colin FarrellColin FarrellActor, “Alexander”, “Miami Vice”

Dodi Al-FayedDodi Al-FayedFilm producer, Princess Diana’s boyfriend

Betty FordBetty FordFormer first lady, founder of the Betty Ford Center

Harrison FordHarrison FordActor, “Indiana Jones” movie series

Jaimee FoxworthJaimee FoxworthActress, “Family Matters”

Dennis FranzDennis FranzActor, “NYPD Blue”

Greta GarboGreta GarboSilent film actress, “The Temptress”

Judy GarlandJudy GarlandActress, “Wizard of Oz”

Janeane GarofaloJaneane GarofaloActress, stand-up comedian, “The Truth About Cats & Dogs”

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