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Actress Emma Stone Opens Up About Panic Attacks

By June 27, 2012

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Emma Stone, actress who has appeared in the movies Superbad and The Help, recently opened up about her experience with panic attacks. In an interview with Vogue Magazine, Stone shared details about her struggle with anxiety and panic attacks. Stone, who beautifully appears on the July 2012 cover of the magazine, revealed that she first started having panic attacks as a child. She admitted to feeling that others didn't understand what she was going through. At age 11, Stone become involved in comedic acting, finding a way past panic and isolation through bringing laughter to others.

Stone, who is now 23, stated that she still has panic attacks. However, she has developed some coping techniques that help her get through panic and anxiety. Stone attributed acting, comedy, and baking to helping her manage her panic attacks. She explained that baking helps give her a sense of control. Expect to see Stone starring in the upcoming movie The Amazing Spider-Man,  scheduled to be released in early July 2012.

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