Even the rich and beautiful can suffer from depression.
Former model Paulina Porizkova knows the feeling as she’s just revealed she was hooked on antidepressants for two years.
The 46-year-old admits she first started taking the drug Lexapro after a series of crippling anxiety attacks.
“I felt guilty. I felt unnatural. I felt ashamed. Finally, I broke down and confessed my dirty little secret to a girlfriend and found that she not only knew what I was talking about, but she was doing it, too. And the more I opened up about it, the more I found that I was not alone. Women in their late 30s and 40s were all having the same affair. With an antidepressant.”
Porizkova goes on to reveal that although the drug helped at first, it also had some side affects.
She went on to add:
“I spent two years with my lover Lexapro; the two most mellow years of my life. My immediate frustrations were comforted, my resentments muffled, my anxiety calmed; I was wrapped in a thick, warm comforter, insulated against the sharp pangs that came with living. But I was also insulated against or from fun things like my creativity and sexuality.”
To read the entirety of Paulina's story and struggles with anxiety and depression, click here.
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