Successful Celebrities with Schizophrenia

It is not an unknown fact that schizophrenia is one mental disorder, which arouses numerous preconceived notions. Most often, the common perception is that schizophrenics are not completely human!

Healthy Place lists some of the well-known celebs, who were confirmed to have schizophrenia.  Some celebs have shared their personal battle with schizophrenia, in the hope, that it would inspire other similar people to lead richer and fuller lives.

 

John Nash

John Nash struggled with schizophrenia for more than 30 years.Pic courtesy: natestratman.com

 

Nobel Prize winning mathematician; an immensely successful movie, a ‘Beautiful Mind’, chronicled Nash’s 30-year struggle with his mental disorder.

Eduard Einstein

Eduard Einstein was diagnosed with schizophrenia in his 20’s. Pic Courtesy:1.bp.blogspot.com

 

Son of Albert Einstein. Eduard was diagnosed of schizophrenia during his 20th year in 1930. He had remarkable musical talent and was very brilliant. He was studying to become a psychiatrist when schizophrenia struck.  He received psychiatric care at an asylum in Zurich, Switzerland.

Elyn Saks

Elyn Saks has not let the disease weaken her in any way. She is honored as a legal scholar on mental health law. Pic Courtesy: g.psychcentral.com

A law professor, specializing in mental health law, Saks authored her memoirs, The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness, where she talks candidly about her battle with schizophrenia.  Saks has not let the disease weaken her in any way. She is honored as a legal scholar on mental health law. In 2009 Saks accepted a $500,000 genius grant from the MacArthur Foundation.

Amazing is it not, that there are numerous successful people who have carved out a successful life for themselves while battling their inner demons?

 

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