Famous People with Mental Illness
8 People-Whats Happening?
High Functioning spectrum
Treatment nowadays would be very different
That far back in time no one knew of Autism or how to treat or diagnosis it
Autism helped his career by making him repetitive but hurt socially around him
At the start of each novel Dickens would fall into depression. Not everyone knew of this because he was a writer, not a public figure.
Others knew that he was sad and down sometimes angry but no formal treatment or diagnosis was given.
Today, he would have been medicated, possibly put under supervision, and treated psychologically.
I believe public knowledge of this helped his career but strengthened his depression
Ted Turner- Bipolar Disorder
Ted Turner sought help after his attempted suicide in 2001
These are fairly newer events so he would have been treated with medication and therapies
I think that the media and business sparked outbreaks with his disorder
Demi Lavato dealt with her depression and addiction by first reaching out to music and then she checked herself into rehab
She received medication and many therapies
Her exposure, at first, hurt her. After rehab however she became an advocate and an example of hope for all young teens
Stephen Hawking dealt with ALS by divulging into his work.
He was treated in the best way possible with modern treatments of his time.
Now there are more extensive treatments to prolong life and function
His exposure helped him with support from his colleagues
Strawberry dealt with his depression by drinking at first, he eventually sought medical attention
He received modern treatments such as medication and therapy
I believe the media did not help because it put more pressure on him with sports
George Patton-Bipolar Disorder
Patton wouldn't have dealt with his disorder outside or war
He was never diagnosed nor treated
Today, he would be medicated and attend therapies
I think that exposure to it wasn't relevant, however, his mood swimgs and change in personality probably strengthened the soldiers loyalty to him because they were scared. On the other hand, it may have held him back from looking like a consistent general