Amanda Seyfried opens up about her OCD

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Amanda Seyfried, the actress popular for her roles in movies like “Dear John” or “Red Riding Hood” opened up about her OCD in her interview in Allure magazine. Amanda also talked about x, y, and z. In the photoshoot done by Scott Trindle the actress wore clothing from brands like The Row., Eckhaus Latta, Dries Van Noten, Boss, and Alix.

on her OCD: “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. I don’t see the point of getting off of it. Whether it’s placebo or not, I don’t want to risk it. And what are you fighting against? Just the stigma of using a tool? A mental illness is a thing that people cast in a different category [from other illnesses], 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. I had pretty bad health anxiety that came from the OCD and thought I had a tumor in my brain. I had an MRI, and the neurologist referred me to a psychiatrist. As I get older, the compulsive thoughts and fears have diminished a lot. Knowing that a lot of my fears are not reality-based really helps.”

about her insecurities: “It’s funny when insecurity hits you. Sometimes I feel I know the world so well, but then…it’s so debilitating. You’re like, What am I doing here? No one wants to see me. Why are you taking my picture? It’s stupid, it’s irrational, and it’s not all about me, but I make it about me because I’m insecure.”

As for her acting career, Amanda Seyfried has her next year packed, one TV series and five movies. She finished filming for the comedies “The Clapper” (in which she stars along fellow actress Leah Remini and singer Adam Levine) and “The Last Word” (with Shirley MacLaine), the drama “First Reformed” (with Ethan Hawke), a currently untitled Nash Edgerton movie (along Charlize Theron), and the first episode from the TV drama “Twin Peaks.” Currently she is filming for “Anon”, a Sci-Fi thriller with Clive Owen.