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19 Celebrities Who Have Spoken Out About Their Anxiety

"It's terrifying."

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1. Emma Stone spoke to the Wall Street Journal about experiencing panic attacks as a child.

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She added:

I would ask my mom to tell me exactly how the day was going to be, then ask again 30 seconds later. I just needed to know that no one was going to die and nothing was going to change.

2. Jennifer Lawrence spoke to French magazine Madame Figaro about her anxiety as a pre-teen.

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3. Sarah Silverman described her panic attacks in Glamour.

Referencing her depression, she added: "It feels like I'm desperately homesick, but I'm home."
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Referencing her depression, she added: "It feels like I'm desperately homesick, but I'm home."

4. Beyoncé spoke about needing some time off after a stressful period in her life.

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5. Taylor Swift opened up to NME about her insecurities.

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6. Mara Wilson spoke about her own experiences for Project UROK.

7. Lena Dunham posted a message on her Instagram about anxiety and exercise.

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The caption read:

To those struggling with anxiety, OCD, depression: I know it's mad annoying when people tell you to exercise, and it took me about 16 medicated years to listen. I'm glad I did. It ain't about the ass, it's about the brain.

8. Adele has opened up about her fear of playing at large festivals and arenas.

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She added:

I will not do festivals. The thought of an audience that big frightens the life out of me. I don't think the music would work either. It's all too slow. I'd hate to book a festival and have a fucking anxiety attack and then not go on stage.

9. In an interview with Access Hollywood Oprah described her anxiety after filming The Butler.

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10. Amanda Seyfried spoke to Glamour about receiving therapy for her anxiety.

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11. Chris Evans gave this advice about shutting your brain off.

He went on to say:

I think in most of our lives the root of suffering is listening to that brain noise and actually identifying with it as if it's who you are. That's just the noise your brain makes. And more often than not, it probably doesn't have much to say that's going to help you. I've felt my best are the moments that I've been able to pull that plug and say, 'Chris … shhh … shhh.' And it's not quitting, it's not giving up, it's not washing your hands of the thought, it's rising above it. All the time I've spent suffering as a result of brain noise, hours of my life wasted. So that's what I'd say: 'Shhh.'

12. Kirsten Stewart has also opened up about her anxiety and learning to let go.

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13. Kate Moss spoke to Vanity Fair about being anxious as a young model.

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14. John Mayer's friend Joe Beleznay told Rolling Stone how they shared the same anxiety issues.

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15. Britney Spears spoke about her social anxiety in an E! documentary.

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16. Demi Lovato told Nylon about her anxious thoughts.

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17. Caitlyn Jenner described her panic attack to Vanity Fair that occurred after her facial-feminisation surgery.

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18. Ellie Goulding opened up about needing therapy and medication.

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19. Dakota Johnson shared the anxiety she experienced going into auditions.

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