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CAIRO – 5 July 2017: Speaking about psychological therapy is not popular in the Arab world; especially for celebrities. They fear that speaking publicly could cause them to lose their fan base. They also want to avoid the stigma that goes along with psychotherapy.
But, there are some celebrities who confront the problem and make their voices heard.
Ghada Abdel Razik is the latest Egyptian celebrity to tell her audience that she has been using psychotropic drugs for more than 20 years. Her live video on Instagram stirred controversy on social media. Ghada then clarified that she was under the effects of drugs that made her dizzy and lose her concentration.
Egyptian Singer Sheren Abdel Wahab said that she went to a psychotherapist in America because she suffered panic attacks when she was pregnant for the first time, Veto Gate reported.
Tunisian actress Hend Sabry declared that she needed psychological therapy after her parents’ divorce when she was only 17, Laha Mahazine reported.
Egyptian Actress Mona Zaky told media that she could not bear her father’s death because they were very close. So, she saw a psychotherapist to overcome the tragedy. MBC.net reported.
Singer Assel Omran stated that she needed psychological support to regain her self confidence after suffering verbally abusive comments.
Egyptian actress Menna Shalaby said that she suffers from schizophrenia. She loves acting in front of the cameras, but she did not like them in her private life. She added in an interview on ET Arabic program that she does not prefer celebrity life.