Schizophrenia is a mental disorder where a person interprets the reality in an abnormal way. It is characterized by impaired thought processes along with bizarre delusions and disorganized thinking and speech. Social or occupational dysfunction is another symptom of this disorder. Some of the most prominent personalities, like John Nash and Peter Green, who possess great talents, are also battling with this mental illness.
Here is the list of 7 famous celebrities, who are/were afflicted with schizophrenia.
#1 John Nash
Dr. John Forbes Nash Jr. is an American mathematician, who is best-known for developing the game theory. He is also a Nobel Memorial Prize winner in economics. He struggles with paranoid schizophrenic delusions of persecutions from government agents. A movie, named “A Beautiful Mind”, is also produced to depict his struggle with schizophrenia as well as his mathematical talent. Nash was awarded the Jon von Neumann Theory Prize for inventing cooperative equilibria, now known as ‘Nash Equilibria’.
#2 Eduard Einstein
The son of a great scientist, Albert Einstein, Eduard was very intelligent and always wanted to become a psychiatrist. He was also skilled in music. But, at the age of 20, he was diagnosed with schizophrenia, due to which, he got admitted in hospitals, several times. He died at the age of 55, on October 25, 1965.