There are only a few famous people with schizoaffective disorder. This is because this particular psychotic disorder affects people in early adulthood, when they are too young to be famous in most cases. However, there are a number of people who managed to make histories even after suffering from the distressful schizoaffective disorder.
The most famous people with schizoaffective disorder include the renowned mathematician and professor John Nash; Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of late President Abraham Lincoln; Brian Wilson of the famous ‘Beach Boys’; the highly acclaimed Jazz musician, Tom Harrell; Eduard Einstein, Albert Einstein’s son; and the famous Broadway star Meera Popkin.
Schizophrenia, a more pronounced form of schizoaffective disorder, was made popular with the common people by Hollywood through the movie, “A Beautiful Mind”, which portrayed the character and biography of Professor John Nash. John Nash was a great mathematician and a 1994 Nobel Prize winner in economics, who fought a 30-year long battle against his crippling mental disorder. Tom Harrell, a very popular Jazz musician, was titled as “The John Nash, Jr. of Jazz” because of his successful struggle against his schizoaffective disorder.
Other famous people who had or are suspected to have psychotic disorders, such as schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorders, include the son of the famous geneticist Dr. James Watson, mother of famous TV actor Alan Alda, Scottish soccer player Andy Goram, world-renowned SuperBowl winning football player Lionel Aldridge, guitarist Peter Green of Fleetwood Mac, Syd Barrett of Pink Floyd, Alexander Spence and Bob Mosley of Moby Grape, Roger Kynard of ‘The Thirteenth Floor Elevators’, Joe Meek, James Gordon, Charles Bolden, Antoin Artaud, author Jack Kerouac, and the famous Russian director Vaclav Nijinsky.
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