Kristen Bell Opens Up About Her Depression

Actress Kristen Bell has spoken in depth about how she handles her battle with depression. 

The 35-year-old Frozen and Forgetting Sarah Marshall star revealed the mental health issues she has battled since her youth.

"I struggled a lot with anxiety and depression, she confessed on The Off Camera Show. "My mum sat me when I was probably 18 and she said, ‘There is a serotonin imbalance in our family line and it can often be passed from female to female.'" 

Kristen said her grandmother was one of the first women to undergo electroshock therapy because "she was nuts", as the actress described. She also thanked her mum for allowing and encouraging Kristen to speak about her problems and seek help from a young age.

More importantly, Kristen shed some light on some of the processes a person suffering from depression needs to go through to feel ok. 

"I present this very cheery and bubbly person, but I also do a lot of work. I do a lot of introspective work and I check in with myself when I need to exercise and I got on a prescription when I was really young to help with my anxiety and depression and I still take it today, and I have no shame in that," she said.

Kristen has two daughters of her own with husband, Dax Shepard. 

Watch Kristen's interview below:

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