Kathy Griffin confirms she's been diagnosed with 'extreme case' of PTSD

Kathy Griffin has been diagnosed with PTSD.

The 62-year-old star took to social media to reveal that she suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder and reached out to fans asking them to share their own stories about anxiety and depression.

Kathy said she had been hit with an ‘extreme case’ of the anxiety disorder.

Speaking in a video posted on TikTok, she said: ‘You can laugh or whatever, but I’ve been diagnosed with complex PTSD, and it’s called an extreme case.

‘I’ve never talked about it before but I think this is the place before, but I’ve been diagnosed with complex PTSD and it caught an extreme case.’

Kathy went on: ‘I’d love to hear from you about depression and anxiety because this really started for you about five and a half years ago.’

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It comes after the Suddenly Susan star – who was recently declared cancer-free after she had half of her lung removed – revealed that she used to have a dependency on prescription medication and attempted suicide in 2020.

Speaking on The New York Times’ Sway podcast, Kathy said: ‘I think – well, look, I think that I’m probably an addictive person, you know.

‘But you have to admit, it’s almost comical. I went in the hospital for pill addiction at 59 years old. Who the hell becomes a junkie in their late 50s? Me.’

She continued: ‘I didn’t know what to do with myself. I was just such a crazy workaholic, and all of a sudden, I had this time on my hands, and then I was depressed, and things just weren’t looking up.

‘And then you fall into the, “life will be better for my husband without me around,” and you then call the estate attorney and the whole thing.’

The star also revealed that she underwent a ‘real detox’ and called it an ‘important process’.

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