The brilliant schizophrenics who changed our world

Five people out of a thousand have schizophrenia. This disease is equally common in men and women. And the first descriptions of schizophrenic-like symptoms can be found as early as the XVII century BC, in the "Book of Hearts" — part of the ancient Egyptian papyrus Ebers. Who of the brilliant people had schizophrenia?

The brilliant schizophrenics who changed our world

The brilliant schizophrenics who changed our world

Philip K. Dick

It is believed that a mild form of schizophrenia was in the writer Philip K. Dick, famous for the Sky-fi novels "Do androids Dream of electric swimmers", based on which the film "Blade Runner" was made, and "Memories wholesale and retail", which formed the basis of the film "Remember Everything". Some believe that it was the disease that helped the author to create such stories of books.

The brilliant schizophrenics who changed our world

Vincent Van Gogh

It is believed that the Dutch post-impressionist artist created most of the paintings at a time when he had frequent schizophrenic seizures. At this time, he created several paintings a day and could not sleep for whole days.

The brilliant schizophrenics who changed our world

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Researchers agree that this famous philosopher without citizenship was the owner of a frightening diagnosis — "nuclear mosaic schizophrenia". Currently, this disease is called obsession, and its most striking symptom is megalomania. Most likely, it was schizophrenia that served as the impetus for the idea of a superman.

The brilliant schizophrenics who changed our world

Nikolai Vasilyevich Gogol

Researchers of Gogol's work and life believe that he suffered from schizophrenia, which was supplemented by periodic bouts of psychosis and claustrophobia. Nikolai Vasilyevich was often visited by sound and visual hallucinations. It is on their basis that the writer created some of the heroes of his works. Apathy and depression were abruptly replaced by periods of excessive activity and inspiration. About himself, the writer said that the organs in his body are displaced or even located upside down.

The brilliant schizophrenics who changed our world

Isaac Newton

Some researchers believe that Isaac Newton suffered from schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. He was a brilliant mathematician and physicist, but it was very difficult to talk to him and his mood changed hourly.

The brilliant schizophrenics who changed our world

Parveen Babi-Indian actress

The famous Indian actress, who at the age of thirty began to be treated for schizophrenia. She was considered the most glamorous actress in Bollywood. She accused the CIA, the KGB, and the Mossad of wanting her dead.

The brilliant schizophrenics who changed our world

Alexander Nikolaevich Scriabin

Alexander Nikolaevich was a suspicious and extremely religious man. He frightened his family and friends with sudden changes in mood, as well as with his views on everything that was happening. In addition to the unique music, his achievements include the first-ever use and popularization of color music. According to doctors, Alexander Nikolaevich suffered from schizophrenia.

The brilliant schizophrenics who changed our world

Maya Myakila

Swedish artist who was diagnosed with schizophrenia. She lives in the small town of Norrkoping. Her drawings are also studied by attending physicians. She is considered one of the most provocative artists of our time.

The brilliant schizophrenics who changed our world

John Nash

John Forbes Nash, Jr. is a well-known American mathematician who has worked in the field of game theory as well as differential geometry. He is the recipient of the 1994 Nobel Prize in Economics. He is best known for the film "Mind Games", made about his life. It is noteworthy that John Nash was able to come to terms with his illness and learned not to pay attention to its manifestation, which doctors initially considered an improvement. He died in a car accident in May 2015.

The brilliant schizophrenics who changed our world

Betty Page

American fashion model Betty Page is a sex symbol of the 50s of the last century. Starred in the genres of erotica, fetish and pin-up.

In 1958, Paige became interested in religion, and in 1959, she became a Christian. Later, she was active in Christian organizations.

In 1979, doctors diagnosed schizophrenia.

Keywords: Health and medicine | Celebrities | Disease | Genius | Schizophrenia

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