Many famous people have suffered from depression. In fact, one scientific study of the lives of almost 300 world famous men, found that over 40% had experienced some type of depression during their lives . Famous writers are particularly prone to the problem (72%), but others also suffer high rates of depression (artists 42%; politicians, 41%; intellectuals 36%, composers 35%, scientists 33%).
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 Post F. Creativity and psychopathology: A study of 291 world-famous men. British Journal of Psychiatry 1994; 165: 22-34.