Grappled with chronic anxiety and depression, which often manifested in his surreal and existential works.
Struggled with depression, alcoholism, and a haunting melancholy that echoed through his macabre tales and poetry.
Grappled with severe depression and tragically took her own life.
Suffered from bipolar disorder, social anxiety, and alcoholism throughout his life.
Struggled with bipolar disorder, which contributed to her eventual suicide.
Battled epilepsy and depression—mental health disorders that profoundly shaped his literary works.
Experienced episodes of anxiety and depression; these mental health disorders influenced her introspective poetry.
Contended with periods of depression and financial difficulties throughout his writing career.
Was known to deal with mood swings and bouts of melancholy.
Fought against spiritual and existential crises, which went on to impact his philosophical writings.
Confronted post-traumatic stress disorder following a "fatwa" against him.
Overcame clinical depression and used her experiences to inspire themes in her writing.