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1. This renowned English politician suffered off and on from, as he called it, the "black dog" of depression throughout his life. Besides his achievements in politics he was also a noted historian and artist.
2. This intellectual and witty talk show host first began his long battle with depression while at Yale. In 1980 he underwent electroshock therapy when all else had failed.
3. This American astronaut was on the 1969 mission which landed on the moon, yet after returning to Earth his life was marred by alcoholism and a depression so severe he required hospitilization.
4. This senator from Missouri was chosen by George McGovern in 1972 to run as his vice presidential running mate. However, after it was revealed that he had undergone electric shock treatment for depression he was quickly replaced by Sargent Shriver.
5. One of the greatest American authors of the twentieth century, this author, who served during World War I as an ambulance driver, killed himself at his home in Ketchum, Idaho.
6. In listening to this composer's more typical works such as "The Nutcracker" and "1812 Overture", one can hear little of the sadness and anguish which he felt throughout his life, and which is quite evident in his final symphony, the "Pathetique."
7. This American singer and songwriter, whose songs are the basis for the Broadway show "Movin' Out", once attempted suicide. His suicide note became the basis for the song "Tomorrow is Today."
8. One of the greatest songwriters who ever lived, he wrote such memorable songs as "Night and Day", "I Get a Kick Out of You" and "Begin the Beguine". His depression was caused from undergoing more than thirty surgeries on his right leg.
9. This journalist, whose depression was triggered by legal problems, is known for his combative interviewing style on the seminal news magazine "60 Minutes". He started out his career as an announcer and game show host.
10. This author was one of America's most gifted playwrights. His works include "The Rose Tattoo", "Summer and Smoke" and "Sweet Bird of Youth."
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