11 Celebs with Bipolar Disorder

Learn how these famous actors, singers and statesmen managed their disease (12 Photos)

Stacey Colino on Nov 28, 2011 at 11:16AM

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11 Celebs with Bipolar Disorder

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Richard Dreyfuss

He’s starred in hits such as Jaws and American Graffiti, but Academy Award winner Richard Dreyfuss has struggled with mental health problems for most of his life. In the 2006 documentary The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive, Dreyfuss revealed that he suffers from bipolar disorder, which he says has led him to be known as outspoken and eccentric. But the actor turned to medication and credits it for dramatically changing his mood. Dreyfuss has said that with treatment, “I have become a person I admire… I have wept more, I have said ‘I’m sorry’ more, I have succeeded in endeavors that were impossible.”

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