Sir Isaac Newton
British physicist
People with Bipolar Disorder

Peter Y. Chou

Ludwig van Beethoven
German composer

Preface: Bipolar Disorder (formerly called manic-depressive illness or manic depression) is a mental illness that causes unusual shifts in a person's mood, energy, activity levels, and concentration. These shifts can make it difficult to carry out day-to-day tasks. (NIH). If the elevated mood is severe or associated with psychosis,
it is called mania; if it is less severe, it is called hypomania. During mania, an individual behaves or feels abnormally energetic, happy or irritable, and they often make impulsive decisions with little regard for the consequences. There is usually also a reduced need for sleep during manic phases. During periods of depression, the individual may experience crying and have a negative outlook on life and poor eye contact with others. Wikipedia has a list of 331 people with bipolar disorder in alphabetical order with biography links & their profession. I've selected 56 whom I know along with photos of more notable people.

John Adams
2nd U.S. President

Abraham Lincoln
16th U.S. President

Theodore Roosevelt
26th U.S. President

Winston Churchill
British Prime Minister

Samuel Taylor Coleridge
British poet (1772-1834)

Alvin Ailey, American choreographer
John Adams, 2nd U.S. President
Art Buchwald, humorist and Pulitzer Prize winner
Mariah Carey, American singer-songwriter
Dick Cavett, comedian and television journalist
Winston Churchill, British statesman
Rosemary Clooney, American singer and actress
Kurt Cobain, American musician and frontman of Nirvana
Samuel Taylor Coleridge, English Romantic poet
Francis Ford Coppola, American film director
Robert Downey Jr.. American actor and film producer
Richard Dreyfuss, American actor
Patty Duke, actress, author, and mental health advocate
Carrie Fisher, actress and writer
Connie Francis, American singer
Mel Gibson, actor and director
Selena Gomez, American singer-songwriter and actress
Glenn Gould, Canadian pianist
Graham Greene, English novelist
Ernest Hemingway, American novelist
Julian Huxley, British evolutionary biologist
Frida Kahlo, Mexican painter
Margot Kidder, American actress
Otto Klemperer, German-born American conductor
Vivien Leigh, English actress
Abraham Lincoln, 16th U.S. President
Ada Lovelace, British mathematician
Gustav Mahler, Austrian composer
Burgess Meredith, American actor
Kate Millett, artist, activist and Feminist writer
Edvard Munch, Norwegian painter
Kim Novak, American actress
Isaac Newton, English physicist
Jane Pauley, TV presenter and journalist
Jimmy Piersall, American baseball player
William Pitt, British statesman
Sylvia Plath, poet and writer
Edgar Allan Poe, poet and writer
Jackson Pollock, American artist
Theodore Roosevelt, 26th U.S. President
John Ruskin, English art critic
Robert Schumann, German composer
Anne Sexton, American poet
Charlie Sheen, American actor
Frank Sinatra, American singer
Britney Spears, American singer
Ben Stiller, American actor
Gilbert Stuart, American painter
Gene Tierney, American actress
Ted Turner, Founder of CNN
Jean-Claude Van Damme, Belgian actor
Vincent van Gogh, Dutch artist
Norbert Wiener, American mathematician
Brian Wilson, musician, founder of Beach Boys
Jonathan Winters, American comedian
Virginia Woolf, English writer
Catherine Zeta-Jones, Welsh actress

Vincent Van Gogh
Dutch Painter

Eduard Munch
Norwegian painter

Jackson Pollock
American painter

Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
German composer
Germany DDR 304
(issued Oct. 8, 1956)

Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)
Austrian composer
Austria 654
(issued July 7, 1960)

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