Princess Diana is known to have suffered from bulimia, depression and a host of other mental health issues. However, she put up a face of elegance and poise throughout her tenure as a public figure
Famous Bollywood actress, Deepika Padukone came out in the open about her struggle with depression during a television interview. She has since established a centre to help others who go through similar struggles in life
While Afghan President Hamid Karzai denied being a 'manic depressive' on a US TV show, he did admit to have headaches. However, his international supporters claim that his moods have been known to often be unpredictable. Further, the US ambassador to Kabul once said on an interview about the former President, on his meds, he's off his meds. However, Karzai has the honour of being the first democratically elected President to rule the country after 9/11. Pic/AFP
Manisha Koirala is not only a cancer survivor, but has also overcome her depression. She linked the onset of her depression to a split from her former husband, Samrat Dahlal
Film maker Karan Johar's tryst with depression was so severe that he at times thought that he was suffering from a cardiac arrest. Lack of sleep and anxiety attacks haunted Johar. Today, Karan Johar is a proud father of twins via surrogacy
Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma has openly spoken about her and her family's struggles with anxiety and depression. Sharma has successfully undergone treatment for her anxiety and feels that society should be more open to talking;about mental health
Actor Randeep Hooda has talked about his struggle with depression during film shoots. According to Hooda, the worst hit him while shooting 'Highway' and 'Sarbjit'
With support and encouragement from her family and friends, Bollywood actress, Ileana D'Cruz was able to successfully conquer her struggle with Body Dysmorphic Disorder, anxiety and depression
Depression had a major impact on rapper Yo-Yo Honey Singh's life. In an interview with BT, Singh said, "At one point, I thought I would live in this darkness forever. I had cut myself off from everyone. I didn't come out of my room, forget stepping out of the house. I had a beard and I didn't get a haircut for months. For someone who has performed in front of a crowd of 20,000, I was scared of facing 4-5 people. That's what bipolar disorder does to you."
Before writing her first Harry Potter book, J.K Rowling struggled with clinical depression. Having no place of her own to stay, no job and with a child to take care of, Rowling gained the strength to fight her demons and emerge successful
As a young teenager from California, Angelina Jolie had her own battle with depression. She has often said that her humanitarian work helped defeat the emptiness that depression brought in her
Popular pop-artist Lady Gaga battled depression triumphantly. Being a sexual assault survivor achievement has been significantly amplified
Oprah Winfrey has gone through a lot of downs in her life. After her first box office flop, Winfrey struggled with depression. She describes feeling as though she were behind a veil
Popular singer Selena Gomez is undergoing treatment for depression and anxiety. Gomez suffers from lupus, a condition that brings with itself a host of possible metal health disorders. Gomez says that she plans to move onwards by believing in herself
The world's favourite comedienne, Ellen DeGeneres has often reflected on a time when depression ruled her life. After coming out openly as a homosexual, DeGeneres was bullied and lost her job. She slowly came out of her condition and married actress Portia De Rossi. DeGeneres hosts one of the most successful TV shows in the world today
After a jail stint for rape, heavyweight champion Mike Tyson suffered from self-loathing, depression and other esteem issues. However, he overcame it and is in a much better space now
One of the world's most famous murder-mystery novelist, and the creator of Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple, Agatha Christie is known to have suffered from depression after her husband's unfaithfulness and her mother's death. Pic/AFP
Winston Churchill not only led the United Kingdom through World Wars, but he did so while fighting with depression at the same time. Churchill was known to suffer from bipolar disorder. Pic/Youtube
The death of his sons had a profound impact on former US President and founding father Abraham Lincoln. The event brought about the onset of clinical depression in the President. Pic/Youtube
Calvin Coolige lost quite a few of his near and dear ones during his lifetime; his mother, his sister and even his favourite son, Calvin. His son's death occurred during his presidency and led him to show symptoms of severe depression. Pic/Youtube
While evolutionary biologist Charles Darwin changed the way human beings understood their very existence, he had several struggles of his own. Apart from depression, Darwin also struggled with a host of other conditions including vertigo, tremors, eczema and bloating among other things. Pic/Youtube
While Sir Isaac Newton was one of the greatest geniuses of modern times, he is thought to have struggled with a combination of mental health issues. Scholars agree that the great physicists could have suffered from psychotic tendencies, delusions, bipolar disorders and even schizophrenia. Pic/Youtube
From world-famous novelist, J.K Rowling to former Afghan President Hamid Karzai, from Bollywood star Deepika Padukone to Hollywood star Angelina Jolie, these famous people have battled depression to lead highly successful lives
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