It Happens to Millions of Other People, Too

"I had occasion to research this to a light extent recently, in response to an inquiry in a nationwide newsletter which I publish in regards to panic disorder/agoraphobia. Other "famous folks" that (according to other articles) have or do suffer from an anxiety problem include: Carly Simon, Aretha Franklin, Lani O'Grady (actress), Michael English (Gospel artist), Sir Laurence Olivier, Earl Campbell (Heisman Trophy winner), Al Kasha (songwriter, Emily Dickinson, Marty Ingels and probably many more.

According to the "Leeza" show, Nicolas Cage and Roseanne have also had such difficulties.  Naomi Judd and Susan Pewter have spoken of having had an anxiety attack, but I suspect they were one-time experiences.  Hope this is accurate and of help in your research."

Other famous people who have mentioned having problems with anxiety include:

  • John Madden
  • Leila Kenzle
  • Sally Field
  • Shecky Greene
  • Alanis Morisette
  • Burt Reynolds
  • Kim Basinger
  • Olivia Hussey
  • Tom Snyder
  • Sam Shepard
  • Isaac Asimov
  • Charles Schulz
  • Barbra Streisand
  • Anne Tyler

Panic has the possibility to hit everyone -- famous, non-famous, the rich, the poor.   Although panic disorder is an "emotional nightmare", concentrated cognitive-behavioral therapy helps people overcome it.  You do not have to live with panic disorder for the rest of your life.

Our History and Our Mission

The Anxiety Network began in 1995 due to growing demand from people around the world wanting help in understanding and overcoming their anxiety disorder.  The Anxiety and Stress Clinic and its website, The Anxiety Network, received so much traffic and requests for help that we found ourselves spending the majority of our time in international communication and outreach.  Our in-person anxiety clinic has grown tremendously, and our principal internet tool, The Anxiety Network, has been re-written and re-designed with focus on the major anxiety disorders.  

The Anxiety Network  focuses on three of the major anxiety disorders:  panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder,  and social anxiety disorder.

In 1997, The Social Anxiety Association, a non-profit organization, was formed and has its own website.

The Social Anxiety Institute, the largest site on the internet for information and treatment of social anxiety, has maintained an active website since 1998.  Continuous, ongoing therapy groups have helped hundreds of people overcome social anxiety since 1994.  Major changes in design will be occurring in 2014.

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