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Julia Fox speaks about her issues with ADHD and says smoking weed helps her OCD

Julia Fox speaks about her issues with ADHD and says smoking weed helps her OCD

Julia Fox has opened up about her struggles being neurodivergent, her mental health and one of her coping mechanisms.

Julia Fox has opened up about her struggles being neurodivergent, her mental health and one of her coping mechanisms. 

The Uncut Gems star has taken to TikTok to speak out about her experiences living with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).

In a video posted on Friday (30 September), the 32-year-old model reflected on how navigating her career while being neurodivergent has been 'very difficult'.

**Warning: Discussion of mental health and behavioural issues.**

ADHD is 'a condition that affects people's behaviour, people with ADHD can seem restless, may have trouble concentrating and may act on impulse,' according to the NHS.

The NHS also details that OCD is 'a common mental health condition where a person has obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviours'.

In a video recorded from a bathroom, Fox has revealed how having both of the conditions has affected her and how smoking weed has helped her cope.

Julia Fox explained that smoking weed has helped with some of her symptoms.
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In the video, Fox explains how she has 'bouts of great productivity where [she's] on top of the world' and feels like she is 'invincible'.

However, the actor also noted how she can also have 'moments of deep, deep, deep, stagnant type of feeling,' where she feels like she can't move.

She continued: "And I've never really talked about it, but ADHD is really tough. I have a little bit of OCD as well, which I just realised was OCD because I used to count the number of letters inside of words in my head and I used to always want them to reach to 10.

"And if I'm not smoking weed, I'm literally counting."

Fox noted how she 'used to count the number of letters inside of words in [her] head' which made her realise she has OCD.
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Fox explained how she finds the weed 'quietens down' her OCD.

However, it 'does not help with the productivity issue with the ADHD,' she added.

And having to cope with both at the same time? Fox says it's 'just too much'.

Followers have since flocked to Fox's post in support of the actor and to applaud the star for being so honest about her struggles.

Fox has received praise from followers for opening up so honestly about her struggles with ADHD and OCD.
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One said: "Omg I have ADHD & OCD and I still count letters in words. I count them to four."

Another wrote: "I admire ur transparency."

A third commented: "As someone who has ADHD and OCD, I don’t think you know how comforting this is to hear."

A final user resolved: "Thanks for sharing Julia - making us all feel a little more understood."

If you or someone you know is struggling or in mental health crisis, help is available through Mental Health America. Call or text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org. You can also reach Crisis Text Line by texting MHA to 741741. 

You can also call 1-800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs” to 66746 at the SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline. 

Featured Image Credit: @juliafox/ TikTok/ Sipa US / Alamy Stock Photo

Topics: Film and TV, Celebrity, Social Media, Drugs, Mental Health, Health

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