Celebraties Aren't Perfect?

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      No. No they are not.  Believe it or not, celebrities may have more problems than you and I combined.  You may be thinking paparazzi, privacy, or weight may be the extent of the average celebrities problems, but did you know that some of your biggest idols may suffer from mental disorders? celebrities-with-eating-disorders.jpg
      Elton John for example, famous for his successful music career, and a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, may not have the glamour life that us outsiders tend to believe.  To help deal with the pressure of the spotlight, Elton John turned to substance abuse and bulimia.  AZCentral.com talks about his daily struggles with cocaine, alcohol, and bulimia, and how he nearly ended his life on numerous occasions.  John states, "I would have epileptic seizures and turn blue, and people would find me on the floor and put me to bed, and then 40 minutes later I would be smoking another line."  After so many near death encounters you may think that he learned his lesson, but in fact, nothing would stop him.  
      Another popular idol, David Beckham, portrays a picture perfect life, with a beautiful wife and thriving career.  But deep down is not as pretty as you may think.  Beckham suffers from Obsessive Compulsive disorder, which is becoming more prevalent today than ever.  According to this article, OCD effects one in 60 people, ranging from mild to a severe need for order and cleanliness, and Beckham thrives off of the need for everything to be perfect.  
      Another common face, Drew Barrymore, paints a picturesque picture to the public, while her acting career grows each day.  Although she may look perfect, Barrymore suffers from Claustrophobia which is defined as a fear of closed spaces.  With all the red carpet events, flashing cameras, and crowded rooms, Barrymore suffers on a daily basis.  
      As stated above, all of these celebrities live different lives and suffer from different diseases, but regardless of their differences, they do have one thing in common.  Whether it be OCD, substance abuse, or claustrophobia, all of these diseases are due to a lack of serotonin in the brain.   Lacking serotonin can effect ones cognitive, mental, behavioral, and emotional factors.  This site explains that those are are very intelligent are more likely to suffer from mental illness's such as Abraham Lincoln and depression.  Believe it or not, there is not necessarily a direct correlation to celebrities and mental illnesses, but drugs, genetics, and overstimulation can be contributors, which could help explain why so many celebrities are suffering from these diseases.  
      So the next time you want to get out of your suburban lifestyle and hit the red carpet, just think, their life isn't nearly as perfect as you may think.  

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It's sad when the realization of celebrities becomes magnified. These celebrities are idols to many children, but as those children grow up, they watch how the fame can ruin the celebrity. David Beckham is an amazing soccer player and I am sure that many young soccer players want to grow up to be just like him. As they get older, they'll learn that Beckham may not be the perfect superstar they thought he was. I used to be a major Hannah Montana fan. Now that I'm older, I see how the fame has, in my opinion, destroyed Miley Cyrus. Yes, eating disorders and OCD are serious diseases, however, look at Miley Cyrus, Brittany Spears, Madonna. all of them were attention seeking celebrities who have or are going to hit rock bottom. Madonna's outfits have always been extremely risqué, Brittany Spears shaved her head, and Miley Cyrus has done both of those things. I just wish that celebrities were someone to look up to rather than to just watch self destruct.

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