Famous People with Borderline Personality Disorder

Read about famous people with borderline personality disorder and celebrities with borderline personality disorder.

Wondering about famous people with borderline personality disorder? Not many celebrities or otherwise famous folks come right out and admit to having a personality disorder or other mental illness. But when they do, it helps reduce the stigma and may encourage the not-so-famous who suffer from the illness to seek help. One brave football superstar, Brandon Marshall, publicly announced that he has borderline personality disorder back in 2011. Marshall even started a foundation to raise awareness about mental health and increase dialogue about mental illness. His courage in coming forward with his own struggles will likely inspire countless other people to seek help for theirs.

Armchair Psychology – Famous People With Borderline Personality Disorder

While it's impossible to actually diagnose famous people with borderline personality disorder from our living room sofas, the behavior of certain celebrities definitely shows they have symptoms of borderline personality disorder and may be dealing with BPD. Celebrities with borderline personality disorder, based on behavioral observations and without official diagnosis, include:

1. Amy Winehouse

  • Self-Injury
  • Shame
  • Volatile relationships
  • Substance abuse
  • Impulsive
  • Suicidal
  • Eating disorder

2. Pete Doherty

  • Impulsive
  • Shame
  • Excessive anger
  • Volatile relationships

3. Britney Spears

  • Excessive anger
  • Mood swings
  • Reckless behavior (i.e. driving)
  • Substance abuse
  • Eating disorder

4. Courtney Love

  • Substance abuse
  • Excessive anger
  • Shame
  • Self injury
  • Possible eating disorder

5. Lindsey Lohan

  • Reckless behavior (i.e. driving)
  • Substance abuse
  • Eating disorder
  • Promiscuous sex
  • Self injury

6. Princess Diana

  • Eating disorder
  • Mood swings
  • Reckless behavior
  • Substance abuse
  • Possible self injury

7. Angelina Jolie-Pitt

  • Self injury
  • Volatile relationships
  • Sexual confusion
  • Eating disorder

There might be many more celebrities with borderline personality disorder and other mental health issues. One can only hope that some of them will follow Brandon Marshall's lead and come forward, offering hope and encouragement to others who suffer in silence and who want to seek borderline personality disorder treatment.

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Last Updated: 20 July 2016

Reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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