Amanda Seyfried: “I’ve Suffered From Anxiety and Panic Attacks”


Actress Amanda Seyfried has candidly spoken on suffering from anxiety and even panic attacks. Despite going through such severe anxiety, she still says she enjoys facing a challenge even though it is often a struggle. She admits that she can end up worrying about “silly little things” and it takes her a while to move past her issues:

”I like challenges. I’ve suffered from anxiety and panic attacks for many years and you learn to fight your fears by facing up to them. I still fight against anxiety. It takes time, even to get to the point where although you might have a possible self-image, you still worry about silly little things. I know how to deal with and over time it’s not going to be an issue for me. I just try to relax and have fun and not let myself get wrapped up in unimportant things.”

The ‘Lovelace’ actress also admits that she has a new hobby that she enjoys – painting. She loves to spent hours painting with her dog and enjoys the relaxing space she has created to do it in:

‘Recently I started painting again. I have this amazing craft room in Los Angeles that overlooks the city, with a window onto a big backyard. It’s heaven on earth. ┬áMy dog sits under my desk and I will pain literally for hours. It’s amazing. It’s the best feeling in the world.”