5 Celebrities Who’ve Struggled With Bipolar Disorder

Revealing and speaking candidly on their struggle with bipolar disorder, these 5 celebrities have all shed some light and brought attention to the problem, explaining what they went through and how they’ve coped over the years. Some say it took them many years to realize they had a problem after experiencing manic episodes and bad lows, while many have been put on medication for the problem and are slowly feeling better and as though they have more control over their feelings now. Bravely speaking on their experiences in public, these 5 celebrities have all struggled with bipolar disorder but they’ve done their best to fight back and keep their moods balanced as they battle against it.

Carrie Fisher

Carrie went through a very difficult time: “I was in a very severe manic state, which bordered on psychosis. Certainly delusional. I wasn’t clear what was going on. I was just trying to survive. There are different versions of a manic state, and normally they’re not as extreme as this became. I’ve only had this happen one other time, 15 years ago, so I didn’t have a plan of action.”