Anurag Kashyap’s Daughter Aaliyah Reveals That She Was Hospitalized For Panic Attacks: ‘I Couldn’t Take It Any Longer’- Video
Anurag Kashyap is an Indian film director who is well-known for his work in Bollywood. Anurag’s daughter Aaliyah opens up about her panic attacks and her hospitalization. She talks about her mental health battle in her Youtube video. In view of this, she said that she has been suffering from depression and anxiety. However, things turned out to be intolerant in the last few months.
“I’ve struggled with anxiety and depression since I was a child, maybe about the age of 13-14. I’ve always dealt with it on and off, but it’s never been so bad that I couldn’t handle it. It has always been easy for me to snap out of it. I might snap out of it if I really wanted to. All were in my mind, and it never troubled me to the point of ruining my life. It wasn’t getting in the way of my life. I’d be sad and nervous, but I’d be able to come out of it,” she said.
Aaliyah Kashyap was put under quarantine after testing positive for Covid-19 in November, and her mental health ‘really deteriorated.’ “Since then, I just haven’t been able to snap out of it, which is weird for me, because usually, it is so easy for me to just snap out of it. I’ll do a therapy or counseling session and I’ll be fine for months or weeks. But it was really hard for me after November. I was just super low, constantly crying, feeling like there was no purpose to my life, like I didn’t want to exist or do anything. I thought I was a burden on everyone else and all of these negative interrupting thoughts in my head obviously aren’t true. But that is what it felt like,” she shared.
Aaliyah revealed that she had a “session” in December of last year. “ I just completely broke down and I was in the hospital for severe panic attacks… Which is why my parents flew down here because they were worried about me,” she said. Her parents stayed in the US with her till early January, and she felt good again. However, towards the end of March, things went downhill again. “I just didn’t get out of bed, I didn’t shower, barely ate”. She noted
Aaliyah was going through her daily routine on April 10 when she became very drowsy. “Suddenly, my body became numb, completely numb. My heart started beating really fast. I started sweating. My body started violently trembling. Literally, I was like, ‘I am dying’. It felt like this was it for me and I was going to die. Mind you, I have had panic attacks before but nothing like this, ever. So I didn’t know what I was having was a panic attack and not a heart attack or stroke,” she remarked.
Aaliyah was taken to the hospital and diagnosed with a serious anxiety attack. “It was like the scariest day and night of my life. I felt so much anxiety, for no reason. Like, nothing triggered it,” she said, adding that the incident triggered more anxiety in her. “After that Sunday night, for the last 10 days, I have felt constant anxiety. Even right now. My heart rate was super high. I couldn’t breathe. My chest was hurting throughout,” she said in a Youtube video.
Aaliyah would cry uncontrollably in bed. She said, “I don’t think I’ve ever cried as much in my life as I have in the last week.” She went to see a doctor, who diagnosed her with panic disorder, a condition marked by recurrent panic attacks. She claims she is getting fine now that she is on therapy for it.