Dissociative Identity Disorder (more commonly referred to as multiple personality disorder) can be very hard to diagnose in celebrities. Are there true personalities or is it just part of a persona they are trying to project? This list of celebrities with dissociative identity disorder includes people that have actually been diagnosed as well as others that just seem like they might be dealing with the disorder.
Adam Duritz from Counting Crows and Roseanne Barr are two of the more well-known diagnosed celebrities with dissociative identity disorder. Though she was not diagnosed while she was alive, many people believe that Marilyn Monroe could be included on a list of famous people with multiple personalities. And numerous other celebs (including Lady Gaga and Nicki Minaj) speculated to be celebrities with multiple personality disorder. Are they just super creative in imagining these alter egos or do those alter egos actually exist in their minds?
So check out our list of celebrities with dissociative identity disorder and let us know in the comments if you think some of the celebs on this list are just "artistic" or actually dealing with a mental disorder.
As reported by ABC News, comedienne Roseanne Barr "first told the world that she has multiple personality disorder in 1994." As she explains, "It's not easy dealing with switching between 'Somebody' and 'Nobody,'" which are two of the names she has given to her seven personalities.
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According to Daily Mail, sources close to Britney Spears claimed in 2008 that the singer was "suffering from dissociative identity disorder, which leads the sufferers to take on various personalities to dissociate them from reality." According to those sources, Britney was "said to have been showing a variety of different personalities. Besides "The British girl", other alter egos include "the weepy girl," "the diva," and "the incoherent girl."
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"I have a form of dissociative disorder that makes the world seem like it's not real, as if things aren't taking place. It's hard to explain, but you feel untethered," said Counting Crows lead singer in Men's Health, going on to explain, "It's hard to care when everything feels as if it's taking place in your imagination." see more on Adam Duritz
People often cite Nicki Minaj's alter ego, Roman Zolanski, as proof that she is dealing with multiple personality disorder. As she told Out, "Roman is so flamboyant, so outspoken, so open, and, you know, creative." And as she told MTV News, “Everybody knows my favorite alter ego is Roman. [He’s] bad. That’s why I like Roman. I think I started liking Roman more because everybody else starting like Roman, so he became my favorite. People are expecting him to do some real craziness on the next album.”
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