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15 Celebrities With Mental Health Disorders


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Kurt Cobain
Kurt was diagnosed at a young age with attention deficit disorder, then later with bipolar disorder.
Kurt was diagnosed at a young age with attention deficit disorder, then later with bipolar disorder.
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In 1994, alternative rock icon Kurt Cobain joined the so-called 27 club -- an unfortunate group of singers and musicians such as Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin, to name a few, who all died at 27 years of age. Cobain's death left many asking why? Did depression drive him to suicide? Why would someone check out at the height of professional success? Though we may never have all the answers, for Beverly Cobain -- the singer's cousin and a registered nurse with a background in mental health work -- sought to turn her family tragedy into an opportunity to reach youths contemplating suicide. "Kurt was diagnosed at a young age with attention deficit disorder, then later with bipolar disorder," Beverly said in an interview with CVS Health Resources, later adding, "As Kurt undoubtedly knew, bipolar illness can be very difficult to manage, and the correct diagnosis is crucial. Unfortunately for Kurt, compliance with the appropriate treatment is also a critical factor."

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