“So last night I called out of the show because I had a massive anxiety attack in the afternoon,” read the Instagram post of Patti Murin that she wrote on April 18, 2018, alongside her photograph in the character of Princess Anna. American actress, singer and dancer Murin currently plays Princess Anna in the Broadway musical “Frozen.” She admitted to having gone through an emotional rollercoaster ride last month while trying to cope with the pressures, stress, and excitement of her job.
Through her post, the 37-year-old actress wishes to highlight the fact that anxiety and depression are real issues. She said that sufficient rest and self-care were required to recover from such mental agonies. “Even Disney princesses are terrified sometimes,” she wrote on experiencing an anxiety attack on the day of a scheduled show. In fact, her post comes as an assurance to people experiencing similar conditions that they are not alone.
Murin had suffered from anxiety in the past as well. In March, she praised her co-star Caissie Levy, who plays her sister Elsa in “Frozen,” for being there for her when she needed someone to take care of her. “Her incredible maternal instinct just took over,” said Murin, expressing her gratitude to Levy for her compassion and extending a helping hand.
Leading a luxurious life with loads of money and comforts at one’s disposal or having a celebrity status with a never-ending fan following may often be considered as synonymous to a “beautiful life.” However, that alone does not guarantee peace of mind and happiness. The rich, the famous, and the fashionable are in no way shielded from mental health issues. Rather, being a celebrity or a public figure can actually increase the odds of falling prey to mental disorders like anxiety.
Women more vulnerable to anxiety disorders than men
Research suggests that North Americans are more prone to developing an anxiety disorder compared to others around the world, with nearly eight individuals out of 100 battling the mental condition. Moreover, what is even more distressing is that women are twice more vulnerable to anxiety than men. Physiological reactions such as the acute stress response initiated by the brain are more swiftly activated in women and remain in an activated state for a longer duration than in the case of men. Besides, there is enough evidence to attribute the manner in which women react to anxiety to serotonin, as the female brain does not process the neurotransmitter as fast as a man’s brain can. Notably, researchers feel low levels of corticotrophin-releasing factor (CRF) in women double their vulnerability to anxiety.
Leading an anxiety-free life
Experiencing bouts of anxiety is an inseparable part of one’s life in the fast-paced world. Anxious individuals spend a huge chunk of lives in a tensed state. How well someone manages it will determine the course of his or her life. Anxiety is one of the most common mental illnesses in the U.S. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), nearly 40 million people aged 18 and older suffer from an anxiety disorder in the country every year. So, failing to nip anxiety in the bud often takes a huge emotional toll on one’s mental health.
Notably, anxiety disorders are treatable with timely professional help. If you or your loved one is battling the condition, get in touch with Sovereign Health of California to avail the latest anxiety disorder treatment options by calling its 24/7 helpline or chatting online with a representative. Clinicians at our world-class anxiety treatment centers in California are trained to identify the underlying causes and prescribe customized treatments as well as group psychotherapy based on a patient’s requirements.