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Famous People With OCD


FAMOUS PEOPLE WITH OCD


Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio suffers from OCD and says that he allowed his condition to worsen in order to play Howard Hughes in "Aviator."

His childhood memoriess were to step on cracks in the pavement and if he missed any he would have start all over again,

even as far as a few blocks.


Jessica Alba

"Sin City" star Jessica Alba talked about her OCD in an interview with CosmoGirl stating,

"It was like a panic come over me and I had to do something, and once I did it, I was OK. ...

It was really me needing to control something."


Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake suffers from OCD that makes him need everything to be organized perfectly. 

He also only allows certain foods in his refrigerator.


Katy Perry

Pop star Katy Perry suffers from OCD and says that she brushes her teeth 4-6 times a day.


Howie Mandel

Howie Mandel has been very open about his OCD.  He calls handrails his enemy.


Cameron Diaz

Cameron Diaz's OCD makes her have a fear of germs.


David Beckham

Soccer great David Beckham has admitted to struggling with OCD saying that he has to reorganize hotel rooms in order to feel comfortable.


Charlize Theron

"Young Adult" star Charlize Theron says that her OCD keeps her up at nights worrying about messy cabinets and closets.


Albert Einstein

Historians believe that Albert Einstein suffered from OCD, as do many individuals with very high levels of intelligence.


Penélope Cruz

"Vanilla Sky" actress Penelope Cruz is said to suffer from OCD.


Charlie Sheen

Charlie Sheen has OCD and needs things to be in order.  He told Dr. Oz that his OCD even propelled him to fix a strangers shirt collar at a restaurant.


Jennifer Love Hewitt

"Client List" star Jennifer Love Hewitt thinks the she inherited her OCD from her mother.


Alec Baldwin

Alec Baldwin self diagnosed his OCD.  Baldwin spoke of the frustrating nature of his condition stating,

"The thing is, you always feel the need to do it, mostly when there's something at stake. Like,

I will literally be leaving my apartment in New York and I've got to go to the airport.

The worst possible time is when the bell rings loudest. A voice will say to me, 'Move the snowglobe to the right three inches."


Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson had Body Dismorphic Disorder which is similar to OCD.


Rose McGowan

"Planet Terror" star Rose McGowan suffers from OCD related to agoraphobia.


Harrison Ford

"Star Wars" star Harrison Ford says that his OCD is related to his fear of spiders and reptiles.


Donald Trump

Donald Trump says that his OCD prevents him from shaking hands with people.

(Which is Fake News in my opinion as I have seen him shake hands).


Martin Scorsese

Director Martin Scorsese suffers from OCD and he explored the depths of the condition in his film "The Aviator."


Roseanne Barr

Roseanne Barr has struggled with OCD and she talked about her experience with Larry King.


Howard Stern

Howard Stern's OCD developed as a defense mechanism when he was first starting out. 

Stern stated, "When I was in college and nervous about entering the world of broadcasting and earning a living, the pressure was enormous. ...

As a defense mechanism, my brain had set up an elaborate maze of rituals that kept me from confronting my fear."


Woody Allen

Film maker Woody Allen has OCD and the main subject that he obsesses about is death.


Nikola Tesla

Historians believe that Nikola Tesla suffered from OCD in his later years.


Fiona Apple

Fiona Apple suffers from OCD and she calls it a problem that can destroy your life.


Dan Aykroyd

"Blues Brothers" star Dan Aykroyd suffers from Tourettes, Aspergers and OCD.


Charles Darwin

Researches believe that Charles Darwin most likely suffered from OCD.


Stanley Kubrick

"A Clockwork Orange" director Stanley Kubrick is thought to have had OCD because of the way that he would shoot an excessive amount of takes when filming his movies.


Kathie Lee Gifford

Talk show host Kathie Lee Gifford is thought to have OCD.


Billy Bob Thornton

"Sling Blade" star Billy Bob Thornton calls suffering from OCD exhausting.


Marc Summers

TV show host Marc Summers suffers with OCD.  Who knows how Summers managed to deal with all of the slimy messes on his Nickelodeon show "Double Dare."


Cole Porter

People speculate that composer Cole Porter most likely suffered from OCD.


Michelangelo

Historians believe that Michelangelo suffered from OCD.


Ludwig van Beethoven

Researchers believe that Ludwig van Beethoven displayed many symptoms of OCD.


Howard Hughes

Entrepreneur and film maker Howard Hughes suffered for OCD and used to obsess over the size of peas. 

Later in his life, Hughes became a recluse and continuously watched movies.


Samuel Johnson

Historians believe that Samuel Johnson likely suffered from OCD.


Stonewall Jackson

Researchers find that Stonewall Jackson demonstrated many of the symptoms of OCD.


Jeremy Kyle

Talk show host Jeremy Kyle suffers from OCD.


Warren Zevon

"Werewolves of London" songwriter Warren Zevon suffered from OCD. 

He developed a friendship with fellow OCD sufferer Billy Bob Thorton later in his life.


Charles Dickens

Historians believe that "A Christmas Carol" author Charles Dickens likely suffered from OCD.


Marcel Proust

Historians believe that Marcel Proust suffered from OCD.


Fred Durst

Limp Biscuit front man Fred Durst says that suffering from OCD makes touring really tough.


Gerald Kaufman

Gerald Kaufman has self-diagnosed his OCD.


Joey Ramone

Joey Ramone had a severe case of OCD and low self-esteem.


John Melendez

John Melendez, better known as "Stuttering John," suffers from OCD, just like his good friend and boss Howard Stern.


Natalie Appleton

Pop singer Natalie Appleton suffers from a mild case of OCD.


Jane Horrocks

British actress/musician Jane Horrocks has been diagnosed with OCD.


Steven Gerrard

Soccer star Steven Gerrard's OCD manifests itself as constant hand washing.


Emily Lloyd

British actress Emily Lloyd has gotten treatment for OCD and she blames the disorder for stalling her career.


Paul Gascoigne

Soccer star Paul Gascoigne suffers from OCD as well as other mental illnesses.


Tim Howard

Soccer player Tim Howard had a tough time in school coping with his OCD.


Ian Puleston-Davies

Actor Ian Puleston-Davies has OCD and a fear of germs.


Jim Eisenreich

Baseball player Jim Eisenreich was diagnosed with Tourettes and OCD.


Volkert van der Graaf

Murderer Volkert van der Graaf has been diagnosed with OCD and Aspergers.





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