Amanda Seyfried Receives Therapy for Panic Attacks

Celebrity News Oct. 4, 2011 AT 6:27PM
Amanda Seyfried Receives Therapy for Panic Attacks

Fame has taken its toll on Amanda Seyfried.

In a new interview with the British edition of Glamour, the 25-year-old reveals she regularly meets with a therapist to cope with the panic attacks she now suffers as a result of being in the public eye.

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"[Therapy] has been such a great tool, and my therapist told me that I passed with flying colors, but we'll see how things go," Seyfried says in the magazine's November issue.

"I still do get terribly nervous, and that's partly due to the fact I think too much and overanalyze things," she admits. "I'll start worrying about my parents or my dog, and I'll picture him opening the window of my apartment and falling out, even though I can't get that thing open myself." 

Seyfried also cites her previous relationships with Dominic Cooper and Ryan Phillippe as contributing factors to her anxiety.

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"Dominic and I were together for such a long time, so the coverage was always positive," she explains. "But when you've just started seeing someone and that person is really famous, it's more of a story."

"When I was with Ryan, people followed me so much more, and that's probably one of the reasons that I'm not looking to date someone who's famous now."

Seyfried -- currently dating real estate exec Andrew Joblon -- added that it's been easier to stay friends with Cooper, 33, than her other exes.

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"Dom is my favorite person in the whole world and one of my closest friends," the In Time star says. "I wouldn't ever want us to stop being open with each other. If you truly love someone, I think you should be able to tell them everything."

In the Glamour interview, Seyfried also shares some of her dating deal-breakers, which include poor hygiene, "someone who treats his mother like s--t" and "a guy who waxes his chest."

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