Amanda Seyfried

Revealed! Amanda Seyfried's Crippling Anxiety

26 Aug 2013

Amanda Seyfried confesses that she's still battling severe panic attacks

Amanda Seyfried suffers from crippling anxiety. The Lovelace actress has spent years battling panic attacks and anxiety, but has learnt to conquer her fears by focusing on the positive aspects of her life and taking time out of her hectic schedule to relax.

She explained: "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 27-year-old star tries to tap into her creative side to help rid herself of nerves and painting is her absolute favourite way to unwind.

Amanda told LOOK magazine: "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. My dog sits under my desk and I will pain literally for hours. It's amazing. It's the best feeling in the world."