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FAMOUS PEOPLE WITH ANXIETY DISORDERS

 

DAVID BECKHAM

"I have got this obsessive compulsive disorder where I have to have everything in a straight line or everything has to be in pairs." 'l put my Pepsi cans in the fridge and if there's one too many then I'll put it in another cupboard somewhere. I'll go into a hotel room and before I can relax, I have to move all the leaflets and all the books and put them in a drawer. Everything has to be perfect." (Source - Daily Mail)

Beckham's wife, Victoria, says "We've got three fridges - food in one, salad in another and drinks in the third. In the drinks one, everything is symmetrical. If there's three cans of Diet Coke, he'd throw one away rather than having three - because it has to be an even number." (Source - The Independent Online, April 2, 2006).

Howard Hughes (1905 - 1976)

Howard Hughes' "eccentricities" were well-known, including a germ obsession that started in childhood and worsened throughout his adult years. That didn't stop him, however, from being brilliantly successful in both Hollywood as a film director and producer and in aviation, where he owned a number of airlines, and at one point held a number of air speed records as an aviator.

Dr. Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Dr. Johnson was a famous British poet, essayist, and lexicographer. He wrote the Dictionary of the English Language and The Lives of the Poets. Dr. Johnson's unusual movements (most likely tics) and compulsive behaviors were observed by many of his peers at the time and described in rich detail.

Cameron Diaz

Says she opens doors with her elbows, to avoid touching 'germ-infested' handles. washes her home scrupulously and washes her hands many times a day.

OTHERS INCLUDE

Jessica Alba, Billy Bob Thornton, Alec Baldwin, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Leonardo Dicaprio, Paul Gascoine, Jane Horrocks, Natalie Appleton, Woody Alan,

 

I AM SURE THERE ARE LOADS MORE WHO DO NOT TALK TO THE MEDIA ABOUT THEIR ANXIETY DISORDERS.