I have suffered from panic attacks: Amanda Seyfried

London: `Lovelace` actress Amanda Seyfried has revealed that she suffered from crippling anxiety and panic attacks, but gradually learnt to overcome her fears.

The 27-year-old star said she focused on the positive aspects of her life in order to relax her anxious mind, reported Contactmusic.

"I like challenges. I`ve suffered from anxiety and panic attacks for many years and you learn to fight your fears by facing up to them," Seyfried said.

"I still fight against anxiety. I know how to deal with and over time it`s not going to be an issue for me. I just try to relax and have fun and not let myself get wrapped up in unimportant things," she added.