Lena Dunham Speaks on Going to Therapy & Taking Antidepressants


‘Girls’ star Lena Dunham has opened up on some of her struggles including going to weekly therapy sessions which she admits she sometimes doesn’t want to do. She thinks that therapy is similar to going to the gym and often she doesn’t feel like taking part but she pushes herself to do it:

“There are days I totally don’t feel like doing it , but it’s like exercise. Except I am more likely to go for therapy than exercise.”

On the antidepressants she usually takes, Lena describes the normal drugs she uses to keep her negative feelings at bay:

“I take a tiny bit of Lexapro [an antidepressant] and I keep Klonopin [an anti anxiety medication] in my purse just in case.”

Known for being quite open about her body and regularly stripping off on the show, Lena speaks on getting nude so often, stating that she thinks she is being a good body role model and it is important for her to do it to change people’s body opinions:

“I don’t think I’d be able to do that if I didn’t think it was essentially important in my contribution to the world. I don’t think I’d be able to do this and put myself in all these situations on camera that are kind of humiliating and uncomfortable. Nobody wants to sit there doggy-style for ten hours while they shoot or whatever. It’s not sexy or glamorous.”