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Drew Doesn't Wanna Be Sedated

Drew Doesn't Wanna Be Sedated

Drew looks lovely as she graces the pages of the October UK edition of Elle magazine. The girl who was drinking and using drugs at a very young age reveals she would never use anti-depressants, even though she gets panic attacks. She is totally terrified they will change her cute personality. Here's more:

"Every single medical expert says (panic attacks) are not real. So you're like, 'But how come when my throat is closing up, I'm blind with dizziness, I can't catch my breath, and I am hot and faint and want to rip my skin off and am convinced I'm going to die, that's so real to me?' I had some specialist recommend a daily drug, but I don't want to do it because I don't want to suppress my emotions. I would never take a pill.

Drew did say that pills worked for her father so she sees how they can work but she just isn't interested. This little girl lost seems to have grown up nicely but her panic attacks also sound like freaky flashbacks - scary. To see more beautiful pics from Elle, just


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tinkerbelle3 tinkerbelle3 10 years
Actually Panic attacks and depression go hand in hand, and antidepressants control panic attacks. I have had panic attacks since I was 5 years old, yet I didn't get help until I was 23. I went on antidepressants and was on them for three years and then off for 2 years, and now am back on a different one. Yes, they do change your life, and personality and in my case FOR THE BETTER! I was at the point where I couldn't get into my car to pick up my son from preschool, I was just pictureing a huge accident or whatever. Thank God for meds.......
Luna13 Luna13 10 years
comment on my blog!! http://teamsugar.com/user/Luna13/blog/30752#comment
Luna13 Luna13 10 years
i suppose she has been through alot, does anyone know why she was taking drugs so young???
siouxsie siouxsie 10 years
the bustier is nice...it's hard not to like drew...
BRANDYNICOLE730 BRANDYNICOLE730 10 years
I love, love, love the first pic of her in te bustier. So glamorous...
JennaV JennaV 10 years
She is AWESOME and looks fantabulous!!! Love her and she has been my top female celeb for years.
Lea Lea 10 years
drew rocks. i agree with everyone above who said it's great to hear a celebrity who deals with "real" problems and not get all preachy on the subjects. i have panic disorder too and panic attacks are about the worst thing possible. in the past, i always thought i was the only one that felt the way i did, so to hear someone like drew talking about her experience makes me hopeful that others who suffer from this condition won't feel so alone. drew looks sweet and classy in all the pics above, but the article made me like her even more.
FrugalFranny FrugalFranny 10 years
I love Drew! I love the dresses and rew looks lurvlee but not actually a huge fan of the shoot itself
MissVecchio MissVecchio 10 years
I don't really like the photoshoot in itself, but Drew looks lovely, as always! She's sooo cute!
snixy30 snixy30 10 years
I like Drew...She looks great
siouxsie siouxsie 10 years
i love drew. i have the same attitude towards those kinds of drugs as well..i know they help a lot of people and to each their own but i won't do it either...
bEEzy bEEzy 10 years
Drew looks great!
ann_fancy ann_fancy 10 years
I love those pictures
Fantasia1 Fantasia1 10 years
she looks beautiful
isabellemybelle isabellemybelle 10 years
That's ironic that you Pop posted this, I just read Little Girl Lost for the first time over Labor Day weekend at the beach. What an incredible story! I had to keep reminding myself that she was only 12 and 13 sometimes.
wynter wynter 10 years
Panic attacks sound scary! I don't like taking meds either - I'll hardly ever take them while sick.
Toronado Toronado 10 years
Well, I don't know who these so-called medical experts are that she's seeing but they're full of it. I've had panic attacks for around two decades, at my worst I could have four in a single day (though my own case was unusually severe). I wrote a blog on here about my multiple anxiety-related disorders. I pop a pill every day to keep the attacks at bay, and not at all ashamed to admit it. I can go several months without an attack, these days. Drew should seek out doctors who know what the hell they're talking about, because the ones she's visited are feeding her lies. That's unfortunate.
Padraigin Padraigin 10 years
I get physical anxiety attacks - or I did, rather. I would get an elevated heart rate and shallow breathing. There was no psychological cause for mine, though, it was purely physical. I stopped smoking and cut way back on the caffeine and they went away, along with most of my migraine headache symptoms.
Gianni-Agnelli Gianni-Agnelli 10 years
Taking pills for depression etc. is not necessarily necessary, but it can only be understood case by case, person by person.... it's certainly not benefitial to start espousing against medical help, when a lot of people suffer and are insecure or embarrased with their depression
Moongal Moongal 10 years
i love Drew, she looks great in the pictures. That sucks about the panic attacks because they can just make you feel like your going to die
_born_naked_ _born_naked_ 10 years
Panick Attacks are real and very serious. They feel as if one is about to die. I started having them after struggling with post-partum depression. I was prescribed some antidepressant to deal with the pd and slowly weaned off them on my own. The PD was gone within 9 months, panick attacks still show up once in a while. Drew is great for openly talking about it in a positive and neutral way. Unlike Tom Cruise who tried to "lecture" Brooke Shields about antidepressant.
KimmiAnn KimmiAnn 10 years
She's stunning!!!!! I was worried anti-depressants would change my personality too...but they didn't! Believe in Magic!
Jinx Jinx 10 years
Yes, the Barrymores are a sure fire agrument for genetics being an issue in regards to addictions.
Imabeliever Imabeliever 10 years
wow those Barrymores have a history of addiction and mental issues. Its good that she doesn't want to take a pill as long as it healthy for her to do so.
mar mar 10 years
my great freind gets panic attacks all the time. It is called panic disorder ,I think. I have a lot of experience with anti depressants , I have 2 siblings that have taken them for years, I think meds work for some people, the problem is some people get so used to being depressed thaat they actually stop taking the meds and become worse then before. Both my sisters are still nuts, just one is doing better now and one is worse.
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