Friday, 27 June 2014

Five Shocking Celebrities Who Suffer From Anxiety and Depression

Anxiety and depression are silent illnesses that people all over the world suffer from. You may look at someone with anxiety and depression and think they are perfectly fine, while inside, they may feel like they are dying or losing their minds. Anxiety and depression are among the most common diseases suffered by Americans, so it doesn't come as any surprise that celebrities suffer too. Here are five shocking celebrities who suffer from anxiety and depression.
Emma Stone
Five Shocking Celebrities Who Suffer Anxiety and Depression
Who would have thought that this amazingly talented actress with the bubbly personality that makes us love her suffered from a major anxiety disorder? In an interview with Vogue, Stone opened up about suffering from crippling panic attacks starting at the young age of eight. She recalled feeling “immobilized by it.” As so many people with these disorders do, Stone felt that no one understood her or what she was going through. She began isolating herself at a young age to avoid having to answer the impossible question, “what’s wrong?” Eventually, she developed agoraphobia as well. When someone is suffering with these diseases, often times there is nothing  that can be perceived as wrong on the outside, but on the inside, they can feel like they’re falling apart. Luckily, Stone got the help she needed and after years of therapy that provided her with the tools she needed to overcome her attacks, she began her acting career at age 23.
Vinny Guadagnino
Five Shocking Celebrities Who Suffer Anxiety and Depression
Better known as the fist-pumping cutie on the Jersey Shore, Vinny came out in the past few years about his major battle with anxiety. Vinny was forced to temporarily leave the Jersey Shore house during season five of the show after he reached his breaking point. He told MTV he needed to “leave to recharge.” Though he may have hit his breaking point on the show, Vinny has suffered from clinical anxiety his entire life. In 2012, Vinny wrote a book about his lifelong struggle with anxiety, called Control the Crazy: My Plan to Stop Stressing, Avoid Drama, and Maintain Inner Cool. The book tells about his journey, and gives others tips and strategies to help them through their own struggle.
LeAnn Rimes
Five Shocking Celebrities Who Suffer Anxiety and Depression
In 2012 country singer LeAnna Rimes voluntarily checked herself into a 30 day inpatient clinic when her anxiety and stress got out of control. While at the clinic she learned various coping mechanisms that have enabled her to keep her anxiety and stress level under control. For those fighting these illnesses, learning coping skills is imperative. While it doesn’t put an end to anxiety and depression, these skills can be extremely helpful during the more difficult times.
Five Shocking Celebrities Who Suffer Anxiety and Depression
Adele, the woman with the gorgeous voice and strong lyrics is yet another one of the five shocking celebrities who suffer from anxiety and depression. Adele has had a lifelong problem with anxiety, and is often plagued with severe panic attacks. She also claims to have social anxiety disorder, a disease which makes it difficult for people to go into public situations, and also severe stage fright. While she still suffers, she has obviously learned some amazing coping skills to be able to battle her disease and perform in front of thousands.
Fred Durst
Five Shocking Celebrities Who Suffer Anxiety and Depression
Who remembers Fred Durst from the wildly popular 90’s band, Limp Bizkit? Durst has had a lifelong problem with OCD and other anxiety disorders, which made performing in front of crowds for him nearly impossible at times. Durst doesn’t open up much about his struggles with OCD, but claims he has sought out therapy and help for years, and still hasn’t found the tools to help him cope on a daily basis. Sadly, this is often the case for many.
Of course, these are only five shocking celebrities who suffer from anxiety and depression. Many more have come forward to share their stories and journeys and offer help to their fans who may be battling the same demons. The important thing to remember with these illnesses is that there is always help available, and always support to get you through the toughest times.

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