Antonin Artaud (1896-1948) French
poet, dramatist and actor.
Suffered life-long physical and mental illness.
David Bowie (born April 1947) UK
pop singer. "There's a streak of madness in the
family. I've a horrible fear it's genetic. One of the reasons I've
never been in analysis is I've always been afraid of what I might
Karen Carpenter (1950- 1983)
Founder member/singer/songwriter with The Carpenters.
Suffered with anorexia nervosa.
John Clare (1793-1864) English poet.
Author of Poems, Descriptive of Rural Life and Scenery and other
works. He was confined to an insane asylum after 1837 where he wrote
some of his finest works.
Kurt Cobain (1967-1994) Lead singer
Suffered acute depression.
William Cowper (1731-1800) English poet.
Author of The Diverting History of John Gilpin (1783). Suffered
with acute depression. Confined to an asylum for a time.