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Famous Historical Anxiety Sufferers
« on: February 27, 2014, 12:50:14 PM »
I've started reading a lot about Charles Darwin, Immanuel Kant, and Andy Warhol. Specifically they suffered from health anxiety. For some reason it helps me to know that even these respected authorities of science, philosophy, art were going through things that I've gone through and still made huge contributions.

I was wondering if anybody else here had any interest in things like this, had read any books about historical hypochondria or other anxiety disorders.
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Re: Famous Historical Anxiety Sufferers
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2014, 11:58:29 PM »
I don't know too much about him, but I read an article once (I think it was in the NY times maybe?) by Woody Allen - he is a hypochondriac.  And I know Howie Mandel deals with OCD.  OK - I wouldn't call them "historical," but they are famous people dealing with anxiety!!
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Re: Famous Historical Anxiety Sufferers
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2014, 08:31:06 AM »
Henry viii also had health anxiety
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Re: Famous Historical Anxiety Sufferers
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2014, 08:05:34 AM »
First one that comes to mind for me is Howard Hughes. 
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Re: Famous Historical Anxiety Sufferers
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2014, 08:33:35 AM »
It all originates in the brain. Dostoyevsky had epilepsy altogether and he did mighty fine.
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