- Claudine Barretto reveals that she is constantly consulting and having her check-ups with a psychiatrist
- Netizens lauded her for admitting about her seeing a psychiatrist
- The actress reveals her condition started after her ex-boyfriend Rico Yan's death
Claudine Barretto revealed why she is seeing a psychiatrist in GMA's 'Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho.'
After admitting that she has a panic disorder which she shared through her Instagram post, netizens admire her even more.
The actress said she is having her check-ups every month.
According to the actress she consulted three psychiatrist before seeing Dr. Arcena.
It started when she was diagnosed with panic attacks in 2002.
According to Claudine, it all started when Rico Yan, her ex-boyfriend died.
The first attack happened while she was taping for the TV series 'Sa Dulo ng Walang Hanggan' and the late Director Wenn Deramas noticed Claudine being restless.
According to Dr. Arcena, "Artista siya, so kumbaga, the pressure and yung trabaho mismo, I could just imagine na napaka-tedious. At saka hindi lang yun, yung mga expectations ng hindi lang ng ibang tao, e. Family, fans...
Para sa akin, it takes its toll on her plus a death of a significant other na siyempre noong time na yun, pag gano'n ang age mo, the love of your life na mawawala sa buhay mo."
At this point, the actress admitted she is not yet done grieving over Rico's death.
Dr. Arcena said she had to assure Claudine and was able to convince her to take her medicines to avoid the recurrence of the attack.
"Anxiety disorder is very common, may mga triggers kasi siya initially.
"After that, sabi nga ni Clau, later on wala na, minsan dumadating siya.
"That is the reason why the medications, kailangan inumin siya regularly para kino-control lang natin na di siya magkakroon ng relapse.
"And importante rin dito talaga na nagpapatingin on a regular basis.
"I also have to emphasize na ang ating mga artista, we also have to see them in the light that they are also human beings.
"They are also capable of going down the ladder. Tao rin sila, kailangan din nila ng assurance.
"And I'm proud to say that Clau is, at the moment, doing very well."
After Rico's death, Claudine found love in his now ex-husband Raymart Santiago. She then started to focus in her own family.
Claudine Barretto and Rico Yan on-screen tandem is one of the hottest love team in the year 2000.
They fell in love with each other and became lovers officially in March 4, 1998.
Sadly, they broke up in March 4, 2002. Rico Yan died on the 29th of March on the same year while on a vacation in Dos Palmas Resort in Palawan.