The Woman Who Inspired Nintendo’s Zelda Had An Incredible Life of Her Own

She Had a Nervous Breakdown

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During the 1930’s and ’40s, Zelda went in and out of hospitals. She suffered from what doctors called “nervous breakdowns.” She was later diagnosed with schizophrenia. However, upon examination of her lifestyle choices and her extreme mood swings, it appeared that she more likely suffered from a form of bipolar disorder.

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