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Who are some famous people that suffer from depression?

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2006-09-24 12:16:00
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There are millions of people in the U.S. and Canada that suffer from some source of depression so here are some names where one should feel in good company. Hans Christian Anderson; Beethoven; Russ "Dutch" Boyd, American pro poker player; Jeremy Brett, Actor; Frank Bruno, Boxer; Lord Byron; Dick Cavett, Show Host; Winston Churchill, Prime Minister; Kurt Cobain, singer; Charles Dickens; Patty Duke, Actor; Carrie Fisher (Daugher of Debbie Reynolds, actor); Francis Scott Fitzgerald; Mariette Hartley, Actor; Ernest Hemingway; Mariette Hemingway (Ernest Hemingway's daughter); Kristin Hersh, rock band; Abbie Hoffman; Johnny Depp, Actor; Roseanne Barr, Actor; Rosie O'Donnell, Actor; Kim Bassinger, Actor; Margot Kidder, Actor (best known for Lois Lane in Superman); Kristy McNicol, Actor; Spike Milligen; Marilyn Monroe, Actor; Ben Moody, Former guitarist from Evanescence and future solo artist; Isaac Newton; Ozzy Osbourne; Jane Pauley of Today and Dateline; Robin Williams, Actor; Robert Downey Jr., Actor; Edgar Allan Poe; Trent REznor (Nine Inch Nails); Barret Robbins, former Oakland Raiders offensive lineman; Axl Rose (Guns 'N Roses); Barry Sims, football player; Robert Louis Stevenson; Ben Stiller; Margaret Trudeau (ex-wife of former Premier Paul Trudeau of Canada); Mark Twain; Vincent Van Gogh; Jean Claude Van Damme; Virgina Woolf; Tennessee Williams; Scott Weiland of "Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver"; Sandra Dee, Actor; Burton Cummings, Singer; River Phoenix, Actor; Mama (Of the "Mamas and the Papas"), singer; Janis Joplin, singer; The list goes on and on and there are hundreds more. Most people will suffer at least one bout of depression in their lifetime. Don't forget about Abraham Lincoln, which is probably the most famous case. Here's a great story about his struggle: http://www.abilitymagazine.com/abe_story.html.

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