Tuesday 4 October 2022 07:39 AM Elizabeth Olsen reveals she suffered her first panic attack at 21 trends now

Tuesday 4 October 2022 07:39 AM Elizabeth Olsen reveals she suffered her first panic attack at 21 trends now
Tuesday 4 October 2022 07:39 AM Elizabeth Olsen reveals she suffered her first panic attack at 21 trends now

Tuesday 4 October 2022 07:39 AM Elizabeth Olsen reveals she suffered her first panic attack at 21 trends now

'I thought I was going to drop dead': Elizabeth Olsen reveals she suffered her first panic attack at 21 and details how 'brain games' helped her deal with anxiety

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Elizabeth Olsen thought she was going to 'drop dead' after suffering her first panic attack.

The 33-year-old actress was 21 and living in New York City when she started experiencing the attacks 'on the hour every hour' for a six month spell.

She told Variety: 'I didn't understand what anxiety or a panic attack was until I was 21. I remember I would get them on the hour every hour.

Battle: Elizabeth Olsen, pictured here in LA on September 28, has detailed her struggle with anxiety

Battle: Elizabeth Olsen, pictured here in LA on September 28, has detailed her struggle with anxiety 

'I used to live on 13th Street between 6th and 7th. I was crossing 6th Avenue at 14th Street, and I realised I couldn't cross the street — I stood up against the wall, and I just thought I was going to drop dead at any moment.

'If I went from cold to hot, hot to cold, full to

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