Musicians With Mental Illness

Musicians With Mental Illness

Mood disorders are a reflection of your inner feelings and emotions. If a person is happy and satisfied, it gets reflected in his eyes, face, words, behavior, actions as well as decisions. But if a person is sad for some reason, his spirits are low and he seems to be disinterested in everything

Mood swings are common in everyone, especially in people who take great mental strain, either due to work or due to personal reasons. Certain professions are highly stressful and the constant pressure and stress drives the people in that profession crazy.

We usually associate art forms like music, painting, singing, etc with peacefulness. In fact, music is considered as a form of non-invasive therapy. However, musicians and many famous people with exceptionally sharp minds and creativity (such as writers, poets or artists) have been found to suffer from major mental illnesses. Few among them had suffered so deeply and been so immensely pained due to their internal conflicts that they eventually ended-up their own lives.

Examples include brilliant musicians like Fiona Apple, Syd Barrett, Charles “Buddy” Bolden, Ray Charles, Eric Clapton, Shawn Colvin, Judy Collins, Sheryl Crow, Leonard Cohen, Judy Collins, Shawn Colvin, Billy Corgan, Gaetano Donizetti, Jonathan Davis, John Denver, Peter Gabriel, Juliana Hatfield, Janet Jackson, Billy Joel, Elton John, Daniel Johns, Joey Kramer, John Lennon Meat Loaf, Dave Matthews, A.J. McLean, Sir Paul McCartney, Sarah McLachlan, John Mellencamp, Stevie Nicks, Teddy Pendergrass, Bonnie Raitt, Lou Reed, Mac Rebennack (Dr. John), Paul Simon, Rick Springfield, Earl Simmons aka DMX, Dar Williams, Tom Waits and Brian Wilson have suffered from mood disorders, maniac-behavior, depression and mental  illness.

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