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Reality giant Simon Cowell confesses to 'black moods'

by John Scott Lewinski, posted May 23rd 2009 9:02AM
Simon CowellExperts say one of every three adults experiences depression periodically in a lifetime. If a recent interview in the U.K.'s Daily Mail is on the level, it looks like Simon Cowell could use a prescription or two.

According to the interview, Cowell confesses he's "quite odd" and subject to "dark moods" that come on for no reason.

That could just be a celebrity waxing philosophical, but if you look up the basic symptoms of clinical depression, it sounds like Cowell is ticking off a checklist. He admits that he avoids social contact for days on end and avoids pleasurable activities. It's almost as if he's calling for an intervention.

Perhaps it's all a lesson in the concept of "money doesn't buy happiness," as Cowell made his comments from inside his $16 million Beverly Hills mansion. He flies from there to his U.K. home on a weekly basis while shooting reality shows on multiple continents.

His down moods might explain why he's so brutal to many American Idol contestants. It's rare to meet a happy person so eager to ravage his fellow humans.

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Dave

YOU ARE ALL RIGHT MONEY CANT BUY HAPPINESS.BUT IT SURE CAN HELP.IF SIMON HAS DEPRESSION IT WOULD POB.BE FROM WORKING TO MUCH.AND FOR YOU SIMON IS NOT BRUTAL HE IS JUST KEEPING IT REAL.AND IF HE WAS BRUTAL FROM TIME TO TIME IT WOULD POB BE FROM BEING BI-POLOR.WHY DO I KNOW THIS CUZ .I HAVE.DEPRESSION,PANIC ATTACKS,ANXIETY.AND I AM BI-POLOR.IF I HAD MONEY I COULD BE FIXED FOR MOST OF THE PART.SIMON IS JUST WORKING TO MUCH.

July 08 2009 at 1:36 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Rex

Actually, he's more likely to be suffering from Bipolar II. His moments of intense creativity, followed by "black moods" fits the profile. And while it is an overused stereotype to say that all bipolars are creative geniuses, stereotypes do usually hold a bit of truth.

May 23 2009 at 11:15 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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