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15 Celebrities With Mental Health Disorders


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Michael Phelps
Michael Phelps struggles with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Michael Phelps struggles with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
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Olympic gold medalist swimmer Michael Phelps has risen to stardom at a fairly young age,and Deborah Phelps, Michael's mother, said she wanted to share Michael's story and his struggles with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Diagnosed when he was 9 years old, Phelps had trouble concentrating in school, his mother said, but personally prescribed medication and swimming helped Phelps manage the disorder.

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