Everything Amanda Seyfried Has Said About Her Struggles With OCD

From Justin Timberlake to David Beckham, many celebrities grapple with obsessive-compulsive disorder, as noted by Solara Mental Health. The stunningly transformed Amanda Seyfried is one of those celebrities.

The National Institute of Health describes obsessive-compulsive disorder as “a common, chronic, and long-lasting disorder in which a person has uncontrollable, recurring thoughts (obsessions) and/or behaviors (compulsions) that he or she feels the urge to repeat over and over.” In an interview with Allure, Seyfried opened up about how her fearful thoughts about fires kept her from putting a stove in her house.

“I always worry about people and how they use stoves. Which is just a controlling thing,” the actress revealed. When asked if her worries were related to her OCD, Seyfried responded candidly. “Yes. About the gas. You could so easily burn down something if you leave the stove on.”

The “Mamma Mia!” star also described how a “pretty bad health anxiety” also stemmed from OCD, where she believed she “had a tumor in my brain.” “I had an MRI, and the neurologist referred me to a psychiatrist.” While the Academy Award nominee has been grappling with OCD for years, her experience with the mental illness has gotten better with time. “As I get older, the compulsive thoughts and fears have diminished a lot,” Seyfried told Allure. “Knowing that a lot of my fears are not reality-based really helps.”