Often those with OCD suffer in silence with anxiety and fears that others never consider. They may focus on a fear of fire or germs or try to stifle their feelings by not focusing on anything. Unless you have this disorder yourself, it’s difficult to imagine what the struggle entails.

According to the Mayo Clinic, OCD or “obsessive-compulsive disorder” is an anxiety disorder in which a person has unreasonable thoughts and fears, called obsessions, that cause him to perform repetitive behaviours, called compulsions.

 Amanda Seyfried’s Battle with OCD

Even those who are successful and attractive can be the victims of OCD. Amanda Seyfried is one who openly admits that she has had an 11-year struggle with it.

The star of “Mamma Mia” and “Les Miserables” tells us,

“A mental illness is a thing that people cast in a different category, but I don’t think it is. It should be taken as seriously as anything else. You don’t see the mental illness: It’s not a mass; it’s not a cyst. But it’s there. Why do you need to prove it? If you can treat it, you treat it.” She goes on to say,

“I had pretty bad health anxiety that came from the OCD and thought I had a tumour in my brain. I’m on Lexapro, and I’ll never get off of it. I’ve been on it since I was 19, so 11 years. I’m on the lowest dose.”

After an incident in which Seyfried had a stove removed from her guest house in Stone Ridge, New York because she feared someone would use it to start a fire, an investigation into her mental health began.

“I always worry about people and how they use stoves. Which is just a controlling thing,” she said. “(It’s) about the gas. You could so easily burn down something if you leave the stove on. Or the oven.”

Though the actress continues to battle her fears and anxieties, she says she has coped better with age.

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