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10 Famous People with Panic Disorder

Micah Abraham, BSc
10 Famous People with Panic Disorder

Panic disorder is one of the least understood anxiety disorders available. Unlike other forms of anxiety, panic disorder is filled with primarily physical symptoms that mimic serious diseases, and contrary to popular belief they are extremely difficult to control. Most people think that the "panic" is the person overreacting to a situation. In fact, it's a flood of adrenaline and brain changes that cause physical symptoms that are nearly impossible to control and can be emotionally and physically debilitating.

That's why it may come as a surprise that many of the world's most  famous people have dealt with serious panic attacks and panic disorder.  The following are several celebrities and famous men and women that have  suffered from panic disorder.

Famous People Are Still People

Anyone can suffer from panic attacks. From eras past to the modern day, famous people have had panic  disorders. Famous actors, singers, writers, inventors, psychologists,  artists, and royalty all struggled through their panic disorders to  change the world, making it a more inspiring, diverse and wonderful  place.

Even better, they have had some things to say on the matter that may  help you do the same. If people who are constantly in the spotlight and  the center of attention in spite of not being born for it with the kind  of confident personality you would expect, still manage to impress the  world with their talent, then there is no reason why you can't do it too  and maybe create your own fame in the process.

Read on to find out how these 10 stars of the past and present shone  on in spite of their panic disorders to reach their full potential.

Family is the most important thing in the world. -Princess Diana

I had to resign myself, many years ago, that I'm not too  articulate when it comes to explaining how I feel about things. But my  music does it for me, it really does. -David Bowie 

Turn your wounds into wisdom. -Oprah Winfrey

If there's any message to my work, it is ultimately that it's OK  to be different, that we should question ourselves before we pass  judgment on someone who looks different, behaves different, talks  different, is a different color. -Johnny Depp 

A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike. And all plans,  safeguards, policing, and coercion are fruitless. We find that after  years of struggle that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us. -John  Steinbeck 

"The act of birth is the first experience of anxiety, and thus  the source and prototype of the affect of anxiety." -Sigmund Freud

"I told myself, there's no way this can go on for the next five  weeks, so I'd better learn to calm myself. And that's exactly what I  did. The rest of the filming was the best experiences ever on set after  that." -Scarlett Johansson 

For as long as I can remember I have suffered from a deep feeling  of anxiety which I have tried to express in my art. -Edvard Munch

The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must  be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.  -Nikola Tesla 

(Beyonce) popped in looking gorgeous, and said, В‘You're amazing!  When I listen to you I feel like I'm listening to God.' -Adele, quoting  Beyonce

Amazing, talented and beautiful people from every walk of life and  from all over the world experience panic disorders, and yet you wouldn't  know it to look at them and see the incredible things that they have  accomplished.

Some people look within themselves and realize how they can manifest their inner star. Others just need to hear that they can do it from people they admire. Hopefully now that you have read these inspiring words from famous people just like you who struggle with panic disorders, you will find the courage to look within yourself and find the bright star waiting to light up the world.

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