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Actress Maxene Magalona bravely reveals seeing a psychiatrist for some therapy.

MAXENE MAGALONA – Kapamilya star Maxene Magalona revealed seeing a psychiatrist due to her Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or C-PTSD.

Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or C-PTSD is a psychological disorder “that can develop due to prolonged and repeated interpersonal trauma”. And this is the mental condition Kapamilya actress Maxene Magalona is currently dealing with.

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And in a long Instagram post, the actress bravely opened up about her medical condition in hopes that it would end the stigma. Starting, with a thought wondering why people with physical illnesses can go to a hospital for treatment while those suffering from a mental condition have to hide and pretend that they’re just fine, she then followed it by sharing the changes that happened to her.

She was having a lot of stress, dealing with anxiety, episodes of rage, and was experiencing “embarrassing tantrums” but she was then unaware where have all her outrage are coming from. And the reason why she quit on drinking is because when she’s drunk, she’s uncontrollable and becoming violent.

And early months of last year, she decided to see a psychiatrist which she was hesitant to do at first only to realize later on that it’s the best thing she’s done for herself. She used to wear something to cover her whole face as she’s embarrassed if ever anyone sees she’s going to psychiatrist.

“After we figured out what the problem was, I began taking the necessary steps to heal such as regular therapy, daily yoga, meditation and prayer,” she said. And now, standing up to end the stigma, she believes that people should start talking about and not be ashamed of it because they need help and their condition needs to be treated.

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I’ve always wondered why it’s socially acceptable for people with physical illnesses to go to the hospital for treatment while those with mental health conditions have to hide and pretend like they don’t have it? A couple of years ago, I found myself under a lot of stress, dealing with bouts of anxiety and having episodes of rage. I was an adult having embarrassing tantrums but I couldn’t really understand where all the anger was coming from. When I was drunk, I would punch and kick doors, cry uncontrollably and scream as though I was calling out for help. This was the reason I quit drinking alcohol and finally began seeking psychiatric help early last year. I’ll admit that I was hesitant to go at first because I thought that psychiatric therapy was for people who were “insane.” But I was determined to find out the root cause of my problems so I mustered up the courage to go and to be honest, it was one of the best decisions I ever made. My therapist helped me figure out that I was experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition known as Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or C-PTSD which is a psychological disorder that can develop due to prolonged and repeated interpersonal trauma. This was the reason why I was feeling helpless and had difficulty controlling my emotions. After we figured out what the problem was, I began taking the necessary steps to heal such as regular therapy, daily yoga, meditation and prayer. I remember going to The Medical City wearing a hoodie and baseball cap because I was ashamed to be seen at a psychiatrist’s clinic but now, especially with what’s going on in the world today, I believe it’s time we #endthestigma of mental health and start talking about it so that those who need help won’t be afraid to seek it. Remember that #youarenotyourmind and although thoughts can be overwhelming, trust that you have the power to heal your past traumas and pain. I’m actually glad I found out about my condition because it made me connect to God more than anything and I believe in my heart that He was the one who helped me through it all. 🙏🏼 #mentalhealthawarenessweek

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