All of us at have experienced debilitating anxiety. But we’ve also overcome it and returned to normal and lasting health. Because we know the hardship anxiety unwellness can cause, we are committed to helping others, with over 27 years of service.” - Jim Folk, President,

Famous People Affected By Anxiety Disorder

Yes, you aren't alone. A great many people have/had to deal with an anxiety disorder. Famous people, too, such as:

Abraham Lincoln (president - USA)
Adele (musician)
Al Kasha (songwriter)
Alanis Morisette (singer)
Alfred Lord Tennyson (poet)
Amanda Bynes (actress)
Amanda Seyfried (actress)
Ann Wilson (singer)
Anne Tyler (author)
Anthony Hopkins (actor)
Ashley Judd (musician)
Aretha Franklin (singer)
Barbara Bush (former First Lady - U.S.)
Barbara Gordon (filmmaker)
Barbra Streisand (singer)
Beverly Johnson (supermodel)
Bonnie Raitt (musician)
Brooke Shields (actress)
Burt Reynolds (actor)
Carly Simon (singer)
Charles Schultz (cartoonist)
Charlize Theron (actress)
Charlotte Bronte (author)
Catherine Zeta-Jones (actress)
Cher (singer, actress)
Christina Ricci (actress)
Chloë Sevigny (actress)
Courtney Love (singer - actress)
Dave Stewart of the (singer – Eurythmics)
David Beckham (soccer star)
David Bowie (singer)
Dean Cain (actor)
Deanna Carter (singer)
Dick Clark (television personality)
Donny Osmond (actor)
Drew Barrymore (actress)
Drew Carry (comedian)
Earl Campbell (Heisman Trophy winner)
Edie Falco (actress)
Edvard Munch (artist)
Elizabeth Taylor (actress)
Emily Dickinson (poet)
Emma Stone (actress)
Eric Clapton (musician)
Goldie Hawn
Halle Berry (actress)
Heath Ledger (actor)
Heather Locklear (actress)
Howard Stern (king of media)
Howie Mandel (comic)
Isaac Asimov (author)
James Garner (actor)
Janet Jackson (musician)
Jennifer Lawrence (actress)
Jessica Alba (actress)
Jim Carrey (actor)
Jim Eisenreich (baseball)
Joan Rivers (actress)
John Candy (comedian)
John Cougar Mellencamp (musician, actor)
John Cleese (actor)
John Madden (announcer)
John Mayer (musician)
John Steinbeck (author)
John Stuart Mill (philosopher)
Johnny Depp (actor)
Judy Garland (actress)
Kate Moss (supermodel)
Kim Basinger (actress)
Lani O'Grady (actress)
Leila Kenzle (actress)
Margot Kidder (actress)
Marie Osmond (entertainer)
Marlon Brando (actor)
Marty Ingels (comedian)
Marilyn Monroe (actress)
Michael Crichton (writer)
Michael English (Gospel artist)
Michael Jackson (singer)
Mickey Rourke (actor)
Miley Cyrus (musician)
Naomi Campbell (model)
Naomi Judd (singer)
Nicholas Cage (actor)
Nicole Kidman (actress)
Nikola Tesla (inventor)
Olivia Hussey (actress)
Oprah Winfrey (host)
Paula Deen (chef)
Pete Harnisch (baseball)
Ray Charles (musician)
Robert Burns (poet)
Robert McFarlane (former National Security Advisor - U.S.)
Robin Quivers (radio host)
Roseanne Barr (comedian)
Sally Field (actress)
Sam Shepard (playwright)
Scarlett Johansson (actress)
Shecky Greene (comedian)
Sheryl Crow (musician)
Sigmund Freud (psychiatrist)
Sir Isaac Newton (scientist)
Sir Laurence Olivier (actor)
Sissy Spacek (actress)
Susan Powter (tv host)
Tom Snyder (host)
Tony Dow (actor director)
Vinny Guadagnino (actor)
W.B. Yeats (poet)
Willard Scott (weatherman)
Winona Ryder (actress)
Whoopi Goldberg (actress, host)

Here is a listing of common anxiety symptoms.

The combination of good self-help information and working with an experienced anxiety disorder therapist, coach, or counselor is the most effective way to address anxiety and its many symptoms. Until the core causes of anxiety are addressed - we call these core causes the underlying factors of anxiety - a struggle with anxiety unwellness can return again and again. Dealing with the underlying factors of anxiety is the best way to address problematic anxiety.

For more information about our Anxiety Therapy, Coaching, Counseling option; our Available Anxiety Therapists; to Book An Appointment with one of our anxiety therapists; common Symptoms of Anxiety; Anxiety Attack Symptoms; anxiety Recovery Support area; common Anxiety Myths; and our Anxiety 101 section; or click on the appropriate graphic below:

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Authors: Jim Folk, Marilyn Folk, BScN. Last updated April 25, 2017. Information, support, and coaching/counseling/therapy for problematic anxiety and its sensations and symptoms, including famous people who experienced anxiety disorder.