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Depression is not considered to be a modern millennial malady, but an illness that has struck some of the most talented, creative and influential people in history.

Wikipedia lists around 500 notable people—past and present—that have suffered from depression. Many were involved with acting, politics, arts and science.

PAST

JOHN ADAMS

2nd United States President

ART BUCKWALD

Journalist, humorist

HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN

Danish author

SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL

British Prime Minister

CHARLES DARWIN

Naturalist

F. SCOTT FITZGERALD

American author

PAUL GETTY

Philanthropist

JUDY GARLAND

Actress, singer

ABRAHAM & MARY TODD LINCOLN

16th United States President & First Lady

MICHELANGELO

Artist, sculpture, inventor

MOZART

Musical genius

VINCENT VAN GOGH

Painter

 

TENESSEE WILLIAMS

Playwright

SIR ISAAC NEWTON

Physicist, mathematician, inventor

JD ROCKEFELLER

Industrialist

FRANK SINATRA

Singer

LEO TOLSTOY

Russian author

MARK TWAIN

American author

VINCENT VAN GOGH

Artist

 

VIRGINIA WOOLF

American novelist

PRESENT

ALAN ALDA

Actor, author

BUZZ ALDRIN

Astronaut 

ANTHONY BOURDAIN

TV personality, chef

ALEC BALDWIN

Actor

HALLE BERRY

Actress

ELLEN DEGENERES

Comedian, television host, actress, writer, producer and LGBT activist

BOB DYLAN

Singer, song-writer

LADY GAGA

Singer, entertainer

JANET JACKSON

Singer

JOHN LENNON 

Singer, songwriter

ALICIA KEYS

Singer, songwriter, producer, actress

DAVID LETTERMAN

Comedian

GWYNETH PALTROW

Actress, blogger

KATE SPADE

Fashion designer

BROOKE SHIELDS

Actress, model

MICHAEL PHELPS

Olympic champion swimmer

JIM CARREY

Actor, comedian

KANYE WEST

Rapper, singer, songwriter, producer

and fashion designer

SERENA WILLIAMS

World champion tennis star

OPRAH WINFREY

Talk show host, producer, actress