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Famous people who suffered from OCD

Many famous people or celebrities have suffered from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder including famous, legendary minds. These are some of those people who have had OCD yet accomplished great things.

  • Howard Hughes (Wikipedia Howard Hughes,IMDB Aviator,Disabled World)

    Howard Robard Hughes, Jr. was an American aviator, engineer, industrialist, film producer and director. He was one of the wealthiest people in the world with his net worth totaling 43.4 billion dollars. By the late 1950s Hughes had developed debilitating symptoms of social avoidance behavior and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), which included compulsive hand washing. The Aviator (2004), directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Hughes focuses primarily on Hughes’ achievements in aviation, in the movie industry, and on the increasing handicaps imposed on him by his obsessive-compulsive behavior.

  • Marc Summers (Wikipedia Marc Summers,IMDB Marc Summers,Disabled World)

    He is an American television personality, popular game show host, producer, and a two-time talk show host. My favorite show as a child was the game show he hosted called Double Dare on Nickelodeon and currently I enjoy watching Unwrapped on Food Network. I did not know, but during an interview with Dr. Eric Hollander on Biggers & Summers, Summers revealed that he has obsessive compulsive disorder. He went public about his condition on various television shows, including The Oprah Winfrey Show and The Today Show. In 1999, he even co-wrote a book with Hollander about his experience called Everything In Its Place: My Trials and Triumphs with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

  • Donald Trump (Wikipedia Donald Trump, Disabled World)

    Donald John Trump is an American business executive, entrepreneur, television and radio personality and author. He is also known for his catchphrase “You’re Fired” developed as a host of the TV show Apprentice. In reading his books and watching his shows, you find that he has a germ phobia that makes him afraid to shake hands. Property tycoon Donald Trump confesses he has borderline obsessive compulsive disorder and is terrified of germs. The star refuses to touch the ground floor button of a lift and avoids shaking hands with people especially teachers.

  • Michelangelo (Wikipedia Michelangelo, Disabled World)

    Michelangelo is known as one of the greatest artists of all times, leaving behind masterpieces as an Italian Renaissance painter, sculptor, architect, poet, and engineer. He was believed to have suffered from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. For example, he would never remove his boots even when they would cause damage to his feet. He was also not a social person and had a short temper which would often blow to anger inside normal conversations with family members or strangers. When an opinion would offend his beliefs he would get angry and simply leave.

  • David Beckham (Daily Mail, The Independent, Wikipedia David Beckham, Disabled World)

    David Beckham is a English professional footballer, who recently made his debut in America as a midfielder for the Los Angeles Galaxy. David suffers from OCD and it manifests itself through constant cleanliness and perfection of all that is around him. Anything out of order is enough to cause a conflict and must be attended to immediately. Examples of this is that he counts clothes and places magazines in straight lines and symmetrical patterns. Only 2% of the population suffer from this strong OCD.

  • Nikola Tesla (Wikipedia Nikola Tesla, Disabled World)

    Nikola Tesla was an inventor, physicist, mechanical engineer, and electrical engineer. He is best known for his many revolutionary contributions to the discipline of electricity and magnetism. Much of his early work pioneered modern electrical engineering and many of his discoveries were of groundbreaking importance. He had a phobia of germs and hated touching round objects, disliked hair other than his own, found jewelry repulsive, and tended to do thinks that were either in 3′s or in numbers divisible by 3. For meals he insisted on estimating the mass of everything he was about to consume, always used 18 napkins, and refused to eat alone with a woman.

  • Martin Scorsese (IMDB Martin Scorsese, Disabled World)

    Martin Scorsese is an American Academy Award-winning film director, writer, producer and film historian. Scorsese is widely considered to be one of the most significant and influential American filmmakers of his era, directing landmark films such as Departed, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull and Goodfellas. Martin Scorsese often makes movies based on intelligent people with flaws or diseases. He himself suffers from OCD.

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  1. Darshan says:

    Hoooh ! such a relief !
    I knew I was not the only one, but always wondered whether I’ll have capabilities to succeed ! and here you go………………Hell lot of successful personalities with OCD !!!
    I am so happy I belong to this community !!!

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