Amanda Bynes has reportedly been “talking to herself in unintelligible sentences” for months. The 27-year-old former actress is currently under a 5150 hold after she set a fire in a residential driveway Monday night.
Hobbit star Stephen Fry has admitted he tried to commit suicide last year.
Amanda Bynes’ parents are reportedly concerned she could be suffering from schizophrenia. The actress has hit headlines with her erratic behaviour, sparking fears for her mental health.
Comedian Jonathan Winters, whose manic improvisational genius never seemed to take a rest, has died at the age of 87 after a more than 50-year career in stand-up, on television and in film. The burly, moon-faced Winters, a major influence on contemporary comedians like Robin Williams and Steve Martin, died on Thursday of natural causes at his Montecito, California home, surrounded by family and friends, said long time family friend Joe Petro III
Amanda Bynes was reportedly asked to leave a gymnastics class after acting “strangely”. The troubled actress’ mental health has been questioned in recent months, after she landed herself in legal trouble and posted a series of bizarre messages on Twitter.
Adam Duritz, the singer and frontman of hit American band Counting Crows, has in recent years been open about wrestling with mental illness. “There was this thing where I came off all these meds [in 2011],” he says
When the Beijing LGBT Center screened a prerecorded lecture on gay-themed movies last year, the venue was so packed that latecomers had to jostle for a spot on the windowsills of the rented classroom doubling as their makeshift theater. This year, however, a similar event attracted only a handful of people, leaving much of the same room empty.
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The attempt to catalog all the ways that Americans can go crazy dates at least to 1840, when the Census included a question on “idiocy/insanity.” From those two simple categories, we now have more than 300 separate disorders; they are listed in a 943-page book called the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM for short.
Pardon the personal question, but have you ever had a sexual fantasy involving the use of a nonliving object–Anna Kournikova’s tennis outfit, say, or Tom Cruise’s Risky Business skivvies?