13 Celebrities Talk About Anxiety and Panic Attack and It Will Make You Feel Less Alone. . .

Anxiety and depression are found in almost every society worldwide. 1 in 13 people suffers from anxiety globally. The rate is higher especially in countries where there are conflicts going on. Even if there is no conflict, there are many other things that cause anxiety and panic attacks among people including low income, no jobs, relationship failure, bullying and many others. In some cases, people don’t even have any such issues going on in their lives but they still feel depressed. From a common man to a politician to a celebrity, there are many who go through it. We often think that these prominent and successful people don’t have any problems in their lives and that makes them very happy especially celebrities. But that’s absolutely wrong. They also deal with depression and panic attacks just like us. Want to know more about it? Then read below what these 13 celebrities have to say about their anxiety:

  1. Emma Stone
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    She shared her experience with The Wall Street Journal saying, “The first time I had a panic attack I was sitting in my friend’s house, and I thought the house was burning down. I called my mom and she brought me home, and for the next three years it just would not stop.”
  2. Taylor Swift
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    “I’m always terrified that something’s going to happen. And I’m not going to be able to do this anymore and it’s all going to end in one day. Part of the fear comes from loving this so much and not wanting to lose it.”
  3. Nicole Scherzinger
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    Nicole Scherzinger also opened up on her battle with bulimia saying, “I had started losing my voice, I couldn’t sing at shows, and then I remember my manager finding me passed out on the floor in Malta or in the south of France. I thought, ‘I’m going to lose everything I love if I don’t love myself.’ … It’s sad to see how I wasted my life. I had such a great life on the outside, the Dolls were on top of the world, but I was miserable on the inside. I’m never letting that happen again; you only get one life – I was 27 only once.”
  4. Adele
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    “I have anxiety attacks, constant panicking on stage. My heart feels like it’s going to explode because I never feel like I’m going to deliver, ever.”
  5. Dakota Johnson
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    She shared her experience of anxiety while going into auditions, “Sometimes I panic to the point where I don’t know what I’m thinking or doing. I have a full anxiety attack.”
  6. Cara Delevingne
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    Shetweeted about her depression saying, “I suffer from depression and was a model during a particularly rough patch of self-hatred. I am so lucky for the work I get to do but I used to work to try and escape and just ended up completely exhausting myself. I am focusing on filming and trying to learn not to pick apart my every flaw. I am really good at that.”
  7. Lena Dunham
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    She said, “To those struggling with anxiety, OCD, depression, I know its mad annoying when people tell you to exercise, and it took my about 16 medicated years to listen. I’m glad I did. It isn’t about the ass, it’s about the brain.”
  8. Amanda Seyfried
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    “I’ll start worrying about my parents or my dog, and I’ll picture him opening the window of my apartment and falling out, even though I can’t get that thing open myself.”
  9. John Mayer
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    In an interview with Rolling Stone, singer/songwriter John Mayer admitted to suffering from panic attacks due to which he ended up in a mental institution.He said, “Growing up, that was the big fear,” he said, while his friend Joe Beleznay added, “I would get anxiety attacks too, and we would talk each other down. It was heart palpitations, shortness of breath, coldness and shivers, strange stuff, and we’d be like, ‘You’re totally fine. You’re not having a heart attack.’ His mind works at such speed that I think he would sort of second-guess his sanity at times.”
  10. Lady Gaga
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    Lady Gaga explains about her anxiety, “I was angry, cynical and had this deep sadness like an anchor dragging everywhere I go. I just didn’t feel like fighting anymore. I didn’t feel like standing up for myself one more time – to one more person who lied to me. I really felt like I was dying – my light completely out. I said to myself, ‘Whatever is left in there, even just one light molecule, you will find it and make it multiply. You have to for you. You have to for your music. You have to for your fans and your family.’”
  11. Sarah Silverman
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    “People use ‘panic attack’ very casually out here in Los Angeles, but I don’t think most of them really know what it is. Every breath is laboured. You are dying. You are going to die. It’s terrifying. And then when the attack is over, the depression is still there. I wouldn’t wish depression on anyone. But if you ever experience it, or are experiencing it right now, just know that on the other side, the little joys in life will be that much sweeter. The tough times, the days when you’re just a ball on the floor-they’ll pass. You’re playing the long game and life is totally worth it.”
  12. J.K Rowling
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    Author of blockbuster Harry Potter series also went through the anxiety phase. She said, “It’s difficult to describe depression to someone who’s never been there, because it’s not sadness. I know sadness. Sadness is to cry and to feel. But it’s that cold absence of feeling – that really hollowed out feeling.”
  13. Jennifer Lawrence
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    “When my mother told me about my childhood, she always told me that there was like a light in me, a spark that inspired me constantly. When I started school, the light went out. It was never known what it was, a kind of social anxiety”.
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