Famous People Who Suffer From Depression
Depression is a state of mental imbalance, where the person is generally in low self-esteem, sad, is finding faults with the world at large. Any body can suffer from depression, be it a layman or a multimillionaire or a rock star or a film star. Depression is related to mental strain or stress. It is the result of chemical imbalance in the brain. Many renowned personalities of the world are known to suffer from depression at one or another point in life. Some overcame the depression; a few others succumbed to depression by committing suicide.
Famous people are under constant stress to remain popular, be in limelight and maintain their position and financial status. There has always been a rat race amongst the rich and the famous to be number one. First, there is a race to reach the top, once you are there, the struggle to be there. This constant struggle has an impact on the brain and one day when one of the factors goes against them, the mental imbalance is lost. Here is some of the few names of famous people who suffered from depression.
Marlyn Munroe: The classic case is that of the very famous Marlyn Munroe. She was the heartthrob of the entire world. There would be hardly any one have not seen Marlyn Munroe in her famous pose. She committed suicide at a very tender age.
Lady Diana: Married into the Royal Family of England, wife of Prince Charles, the very beautiful Diana had all that any body could ever dream of. She had two most beautiful children in the world. One would wonder, what more did she want in life? But, no, she was not happy. She did have bouts of depression.
Abraham Lincoln: Abraham Lincoln was known for his melancholy, which is just another name for depression.
Billy Joel: The famous rock star, who created many a foot tapping numbers, once drank furniture polish in an attempted suicide. He even wrote a suicide note, which later took the shape of the song ‘Tomorrow is Today’.
Gurudutt: The handsome film producer, director and actor created magic with his movies. He fell in love with Waheeda Rehman, his on screen partner. When he was rejected, he took to alcoholism. He committed suicide after one of his films did miserably.
Boris Yeltsin: The president of Russia, who made the terms ‘Glasnost’ famous is said to be in depression and has alcohol problem.
J. K. Rowling: The famous author of Harry Porter suffered from depression once upon a time and had attempted suicide.
Parveen Babi: Noted film actress of Bollywood carried the image of being bold and beautiful. She gave many super hit movies. She stayed away from the film fraternity for many years after that. She suffered from eating disorders. She put on so much of weight that she was ashamed of moving out of her closet. She committed suicide when she was forty-seven.
Tennessee Williams: He is the famous playwright of the US. He suffered from depression for almost a decade after his lover died.