7 Celebrities with a Disorder ...


Mental disorders have a large stigma in America, but by having celebs with a disorder who open up about their struggle, it has become more acceptable.

When celebs with a disorder explain their situation to the public, they have become role models to others struggling with the same disorder.

Here are some famous celebs that have a disorder and have opened up doors to others suffering from the same situations.

1. Michael Phelps

Not many people are aware, but one of the most famous celebs with a disorder is Michael Phelps.

This Olympic medalist has been battling Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) since he was 9 years old.

ADHD is a disorder that gives people a lot of energy and makes it hard for them to focus on tasks at hand.

By having an outlet — swimming — that allowed him to focus, Phelps battled this disorder to become one of the most successful Olympians ever.

2. Catherine Zeta Jones

In 2001, Catherine Zeta Jones entered a mental hospital to battle her bipolar disorder, which is characterized by a cycle of depressive and manic episodes.2

She has publicized her disorder to help others suffering and show them that it is possible to control it.

With the public knowledge of her bipolar disorder, Catherine Zeta Jones has helped to break the stigma surrounding bipolar disorder and become a role model to others suffering with the misunderstood disorder.

3. Gwyneth Paltrow

Among one of the many celebs with a disorder, Gwyneth Paltrow has opened about her battle with postpartum depression after the birth of her son in 2006.

After her husband helped her realize that she was suffering, she learned how to cope with it.

Paltrow has said that “you never totally get rid of it” but that talking about her struggle is part of the process of coping with it.

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