Some of famous people who have suffered from depression or mental illness may surprise you. I was surprised when found that Isaac Newton had a depressive disorder.
Isaac Newton is an British physicist and mathematician who is widely recognised as one of the most influential scientists of all time and as a key figure in the scientific revolution. Newton’s biography is a catalog of the symptoms manic depressive disorder, an illness he suffered from most of his life. Romantic writers often called manic depression ‘a disease of men of genius’, while others considered it an essential element for creativity. It was argued that depression made one a perfectionist and mania led to intense periods of productivity, faith in ones own talent, and the need to prove oneself right.