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Emma Stone opens up about her struggle with anxiety in new video: watch

The Oscar-winning actress has teamed up with the Child Mind Institute


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Sharnaz Shahid
Deputy Online Editor
April 28, 2017
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Emma Stone has opened up about her battle with anxiety - and how lifelong struggle with the condition made her feel "nauseous". The Oscar-winning actress, 28, has teamed up with the Child Mind Institute, a non-profit organisation which works with children who struggle with mental health and learning disorders. In a new video, the Hollywood star explained: "What I would tell my younger self about having anxiety is that life goes in stages. It has always been something that I've lived with and it flares up in big ways at different times in my life."

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The La La Land star has encouraged others to speak out about mental health, saying: "Sometimes while it's happening, like while I'm in a phase of big turmoil, it feels like it's never going to - but it does. As I've gotten older I have learnt to manage it, there are so many tools and they are so many tools that you can learn from it." Earlier this year, Emma discussed her struggle as she opened up about her path to fame."'It's just the way I'm wired" she told The Hollywood Reporter after admitting her parents putting her into therapy from the age of seven to overcome her panic attacks. She added: "I think my parents saw that acting was the thing that made me fulfilled and happy."

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Even though she has won several accolades, Emma confessed there are parts of her job that are still difficult as there is a chance of a panic attack "always looming in the background". She continued: "Before any interview, I have to sit with myself for five minutes and breathe and get centred because I get so nervous. Interviews are kind of like therapy, except all your answers are being written down and printed. I always want to be on the other side of it. I don't want to be deconstructed for millions. I'd rather do the deconstructing."

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