All the women I know are excited about a new movie just coming out and one Magic Mike star admits to having clinical anxiety. Olivia Munn has admitted to having clinical anxiety and trichotillomania, a disorder that causes her to pull out her eyelashes. The article blames the problems on her stepfather and the emotional abuse she received from him.
The Christian Post reports…
Magic Mike Star Admits To Having Clinical Anxiety
Olivia Munn has had a successful career in the entertainment industry, but that doesn’t prevent her from having anxiety. The 32-year-old actress recently revealed that she suffers from clinical anxiety and trichotillomania, a disorder that causes her to pull out her eyelashes.
“I don’t bite my nails, but I rip out my eyelashes,” Munn told New York Daily News. “It doesn’t hurt, but it’s really annoying. Every time I run out of the house, I have to stop and pick up a whole set of fake eyelashes.”
Munn has also opened up about her abusive stepfather, whom she refers to only as “the Devil.” He was verbally abusive and critical of the youngster’s every move.
“He would always say, ‘you’re not smart enough, pretty enough. You have no talent,’ and it would knock me down, but it wouldn’t keep me down,” she told Ocean Drive magazine.
His words helped fuel her passion for acting but also could have contributed to Munn’s psychological conditions, especially given that she was responsible for helping keep her siblings distracted during his tirades.
Click here to read more about Olivia Munn’s clinical anxiety and trichotillomania.
The last paragraph makes me wonder, apparently for Olivia Munn she used her father’s verbal abuse for something positive ‘fuel for acting’ and now she is a star. And at the same time she attributes her clinical anxiety and pulling out her eyelashes to the thing that made her a success.
I personally know that anxiety (clinical or otherwise) and behavior change are pretty easy to change so Olivia Munn’s problems and her success come from the same place and the problems are easy to change. And since that is the case I think you should use the social sharing buttons below to let everyone you know there is hope.