Jennifer Lawrence underwent therapy to help overcome social anxiety during childhood

ANI| Updated: Nov 19, 2013, 14:17 PM IST

London: Jennifer Lawrence has revealed that she had to seek therapy after suffering extreme social anxiety when she was in school.

The 23-year-old actress said that she was hyperactive, curious about everything and when her mother told about the `Hunger Games` star`s childhood, she always told her that there was like a light in her, a spark that inspired her constantly, reported.

Lawrence told French magazine Madame Figaro that when she entered school, the light went out and they never knew what it was, a kind of social anxiety, but she had friends.

She said that she went to see a shrink but nothing worked for her and acting helped overcome her anxieties.

The `Hunger Games` star added that she had finally found a way to open the door to a universe that she understood which was good for her, as she felt capable.