Actress Amanda Seyfried has revealed that she has obsessive compulsive disorder. She takes medication for it and has since she was 19 years old.
The acrtress, whos' starred in Letters to Juliet, Mamma Mia! and Les Miserables, interviewed with Allure magazine. She explained that her OCD was diagnosed about 11 years ago.
OCD is not a state of being, it is an illness.
Seyfried emphasized that OCD is not a trend or a state of mind or some kind of occasional hiccup. It's a serious mental illness that can adversely affect someone's life.
"I'm on Lexapro," she told Allure, "and I'll never get off of it." She went on to say that whether the medication is a placebo or not or whatever people might think of it, she won't stop taking it because she can't risk returning to how she was.
"A mental illness is something people cast n a different category," she said, "but I don't think it is. It should be taken as seriously as anything else."