List of Famous People with Disabilities

A mood disorder is a condition whereby the prevailing emotional mood is distorted or inappropriate to the circumstances. Types of mood disorders include depression, unipolar and bipolar disorder.
Famous People with Mood Disorders.

Tourette syndrome. The exact cause of Tourette’s is unknown, but it is well established that both genetic and environmental factors are involved. The majority of cases of Tourette’s are inherited.
Famous People with Tourettes Syndrome

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Spina bifida falls into three categories: spina bifida occulta, spina bifida cystica, and meningocele. The most common location of malformations is the lumbar and sacral areas of the spinal cord.
Famous People with Spina Bifida.

Cerebral palsy (CP) is a term encompassing a group of non-progressive, non-contagious diseases that cause physical disability in human development. There is no known cure for CP.
Famous People with Cerebral Palsy

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Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disorder characterized by recurrent unprovoked seizures. These seizures are signs of abnormal, excessive or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain.
Famous People With Epilepsy.

Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that effects many people, it manifests primarily as a difficulty with written language, particularly with reading and spelling. Dyslexia occurs at all levels of intelligence.
Famous People with Dyslexia

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) A psychiatric disorder manifested in a variety of forms, most commonly characterized by a persons obsession to perform a particular task or set of tasks.
Famous People with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

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Dementia is the steady progressive decline in cognitive functions due to damage or disease in the brain beyond what might be expected from the normal human aging process.
Famous People who Have and Had Dementia

Hearing Impairment. A hearing loss is a full or partial decrease in the ability to detect or understand sounds. Hearing loss can be inherited If a family has a dominant gene for deafness.
Famous People with Hearing Impairments

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and sometimes called Lou Gehrig’s Disease, or Maladie de Charcot) is one of the most common neuromuscular diseases occurring worldwide today.
Famous People with ALS or Lou Gehrigs Disease.

Club Foot or Feet. A clubfoot, or talipes equinovarus (TEV), is a birth defect. The foot is twisted in (inverted) and down. It is a common birth defect, occurring in about one in every 1,000 births.
Famous People with Club Feet or Foot

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Schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a psychiatric diagnosis that describes a mental illness. A person with schizophrenia may show symptoms like disorganized thinking, hallucinations, and delusions.
Famous People with Schizophrenia.

Speech differences Stuttering is generally not a problem with the physical production of speech sounds or putting thoughts into words. Stuttering has no bearing on intelligence.
Famous People – Speech Differences and Stutter

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Poliomyelitis, polio or infantile paralysis. Acute viral disease spread primarily via the fecal-oral route. Spinal polio is the most common resulting from viral invasion of the motor neurons of the anterior horn cells.
Famous People who had and have Polio

Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that impairs motor skills and speech. Early signs and symptoms may sometimes be dismissed as the effects of normal aging.
Famous People with Parkinsons Disease

Famous wheelchair users – Well known people who use wheelchairs since birth and later in life. Wheelchairs are used by people for whom walking is difficult or impossible due to illness, injury, or disability.
Famous People that use Wheelchairs.

Sight Impaired is vision loss that constitutes a significant limitation of visual capability resulting from disease, trauma, or a congenital or degenerative condition that cannot be corrected.
Famous People who have and had Vision Impairments

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) a debilitating disease affecting the brain and spinal cord. No one knows what causes MS. It may be an autoimmune disease when your body attacks itself.
Famous People with Multiple Sclerosis

Asthma is a chronic condition involving the respiratory system in which the airway occasionally constricts, becomes inflamed, and is lined with excessive amounts of mucus, often in response to one or more triggers.
Famous People with Asthma

People with Asperger�s Syndrome are often described, as having social skills deficits, reluctance to listen, difficulty understanding social give and take, and other core characteristics.
Famous people with Aspergers Syndrome

Famous people who are amputees. Amputation is the removal of a body extremity by trauma or surgery. A prosthesis is an artificial extension that replaces a missing body part.
Famous and well known Amputees

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Cleft lip or palate. A cleft is a congenital deformity caused by a failure in facial development during pregnancy. The term hare lip is sometimes used colloquially to describe the condition.
Famous People with a Cleft.

Meniere’s Disease The disorder usually affects only one ear and is a common cause of hearing loss. Named after French physician Prosper M�ni�re who first described the syndrome in 1861.
Famous People with Meniere’s Disease

Psoriasis is a disease which affects the skin and joints. It commonly causes red scaly patches to appear on the skin. The scaly patches caused by psoriasis are called psoriatic plaques.
Famous People with Psoriasis

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