23 April 2012

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The Science Behind Celebrity Breakdowns [Infographic]


We live in a world where millions of people are diagnosed with mental illnesses. Though most do not have public breakdowns, it should not come as a surprise that celebrity breakdowns are often the result of mental disorders.


Some breakdowns are thought to be symptoms of bipolar disorder, which is accompanied by mood swings. Obsessive-compulsive disorder can also present bizarre behavior, as is shown in the cases of Howard Hughes and Howie Mandel. It should also come as no surprise that there are plenty of celebrities who think a bit too highly of themselves, also known as narcissistic personality disorder. Celebrities are not, however, above experiencing depression and suicidal thoughts.


Some of the most popular breakdowns in entertainment news, such as Mel Gibson’s anti-Semitic, racist and sexist tirades, are thought to be related to a mental illness or personality disorder. Understanding psychology can help us understand the breakdowns of the celebrities we know and love, including Lindsay Lohan and Courtney Love.


The Science of Celebrity Breakdowns

About today's Infographic:
This infographic was provided by: Best Masters In Counseling