List of people with an anxiety disorder
Numerous notable people have had some form of anxiety disorder. This is a list of people accompanied by verifiable source associating them with one or more anxiety-based mental health disorders based on their own public statements; this discussion is sometimes tied to the larger topic of creativity and mental illness. In the case of dead people only, individuals with a speculative or retrospective diagnosis should only be listed if they are accompanied by a source reflective of the mainstream, academic view. Individuals should not be added to this list unless the disorder is regularly and commonly mentioned in mainstream, reliable sources.
- Adele, Grammy-winning British singer who suffered from anxiety and panic attacks
- Jessica Alba, American actress who struggled with obsessive–compulsive disorder
- Woody Allen, American film director who struggled with obsessive-compulsive disorder
- Cardi B, American rapper
- Kim Basinger, American actress who suffered from social anxiety
- David Beckham, English footballer who struggled with obsessive-compulsive disorder
- Justin Bieber, Canadian singer who struggled with depression and anxiety
- Kristen Bell, American actress who struggles with anxiety
- Zach Braff, American actor who suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder
- Amanda Bynes, American actress
- Michael Clifford, guitarist for the Australian band 5 Seconds of Summer
- Stephen Colbert, American comedian and talk show host, who suffered from anxiety, depression and panic attacks.
- Carson Daly, American television host, producer, and radio personality
- Paula Deen, American chef who struggled with agoraphobia
- Johnny Depp, American actor
- Cameron Diaz, American actress who suffered from obsessive-compulsive disorder
- Leonardo DiCaprio, Oscar-winning American actor who suffered from obsessive-compulsive disorder
- Jesse Eisenberg, American actor
- Missy Elliott, American rapper who suffered from anxiety disorder
- Chris Evans, American actor
- George Ezra, British singer-songwriter who struggles with anxiety and OCD
- Lady Gaga, American musician and actress who has suffered from depression and anxiety
- Paul Gascoigne, English footballer who suffered with anxiety
- Whoopi Goldberg, American actress and television personality
- Selena Gomez, American singer and actress
- Zack Greinke, American baseball pitcher
- Kendall Jenner, American model and television personality
- Scarlett Johansson, American actress who suffered from anxiety and panic attacks
- Naomi Judd, American country music singer and member of The Judds who struggled with anxiety
- Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar-winning American actress who suffered from anxiety
- Emily Lloyd, English actress who suffered from anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder
- Heather Locklear, American actress and model
- Demi Lovato, American singer
- Kevin Love, American professional basketball player
- Clint Malarchuk, Canadian ice hockey player
- Zayn Malik, English singer and songwriter
- Howie Mandel, Canadian television personality who struggled with obsessive-compulsive disorder
- John Mayer, American singer and musician
- Jennette McCurdy, American actress and singer who struggled with obsessive-compulsive disorder
- Ant McPartlin, British television presenter who suffers from anxiety
- Shawn Mendes, Canadian singer-songwriter who suffered with anxiety disorder
- Mina Myōi, an American-born Japanese singer from Twice who had to take a brief hiatus due to suffering from Anxiety Disorder.
- Lili Reinhart, American actress
- Jon Richardson, English comedian who suffered from obsessive-compulsive disorder
- LeAnn Rimes, American country music singer
- Winona Ryder, American actress who suffered from anxiety
- Ben Schwartz, American actor, comedian and writer
- Amanda Seyfried, American actress, singer, and model
- Sarah Silverman, American comedian and actress
- Emma Stone, American actress who suffered from panic attacks
- Zoe Sugg, English YouTuber, author and businesswoman who suffers from anxiety
- Marc Summers, American television personality and game show host who suffered from obsessive-compulsive disorder
- Charlize Theron, South African-American actress
- Billy Bob Thornton, American actor and musician who suffered from obsessive-compulsive disorder
- Justin Timberlake, American singer and dancer who suffered from obsessive-compulsive disorder
- Sydney Magruder Washington, American ballet dancer
- Wil Wheaton, American actor
- Royce White, American basketball player
- Mara Wilson, American author who struggled with obsessive-compulsive disorder
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