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Famous People With Anxiety Disorder

Last updated: May 28, 2020


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Are you experiencing anxiety disorder? If so, you aren't alone. Many people have or have had to deal with an anxiety disorder. Famous people, too.

Anxiety disorder can affect all walks of life and professions. It's thought that 30 percent of people experience an anxiety disorder.

Here is a brief list of famous people with anxiety disorder, including panic attacks, obsessive compulsive disorder, social anxiety disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder, to name a few:

Famous People With Anxiety Disorder

  • 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)
  • Aretha Franklin (singer)
  • Ariana Grande(singer)
  • Ashley Judd (musician)
  • Barbara Bush (former First Lady - U.S.)
  • Barbara Gordon (filmmaker)
  • Barbra Streisand (singer)
  • Beverly Johnson (supermodel)
  • Bonnie Raitt (musician)
  • Brian Wilson (musician)
  • Brooke Shields (actress)
  • Burt Reynolds (actor)
  • Busy Philips (actress)
  • Carly Simon (singer)
  • Carson Daily (television host)
  • Catherine Zeta-Jones (actress)
  • Charles Schultz (cartoonist)
  • Charlize Theron (actress)
  • Charlotte Bronte (author)
  • Cher (singer, actress)
  • Chloë Sevigny (actress)
  • Chrissy Teigen (actress)
  • Christina Ricci (actress)
  • Colton Haynes (actor)
  • 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)
  • Hugh Grant (actor)
  • Isaac Asimov (author)
  • James Garner (actor)
  • Janet Jackson (musician)
  • Jay Mohr (actor)
  • Jennifer Lawrence (actress)
  • Jesse Eisenberg (actor)
  • Jessica Alba (actress)
  • Jim Carrey (actor)
  • Jim Eisenreich (baseball)
  • Joan Rivers (actress)
  • John Candy (comedian)
  • John Cleese (actor)
  • John Cougar Mellencamp (musician, actor)


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  • John Green (author)
  • 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)
  • Kristen Bell (actress)
  • Lani O'Grady (actress)
  • Leila Kenzle (actress)
  • Lena Dunham (actress)
  • Lili Reinhart (actress)
  • Margot Kidder (actress)
  • Marie Osmond (entertainer)
  • Marilyn Monroe (actress)
  • Marlon Brando (actor)
  • Marty Ingels (comedian)
  • Meghan Trainor (singer)
  • 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)
  • Rachael Bloom (actress)
  • Ray Charles (musician)
  • Robert Burns (poet)
  • Robert McFarlane (former National Security Advisor - U.S.)
  • Robin Quivers (radio host)
  • Roseanne Barr (comedian)
  • Ryan Reynolds (actor)
  • 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)
  • Vincent van Gogh (artist)
  • Vinny Guadagnino (actor)
  • W.B. Yeats (poet)
  • Whoopi Goldberg (actress, host)
  • Willard Scott (weatherman)
  • Winona Ryder (actress)




The combination of good self-help information and working with an experienced anxiety disorder therapist is the most effective way to address anxiety disorder and its many symptoms. Until the core causes of anxiety are addressed - the underlying factors that motivate apprehensive behavior - a struggle with anxiety disorder can return again and again. Identifying and successfully addressing anxiety's underlying factors is the best way to overcome problematic anxiety.


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