Sarah Silverman suffered from panic disorder as a teen

Sarah Silverman

Sarah Silverman was taking “16 Xanax tablets a day” as a teenager.

The 48-year-old comedienne has revealed she was put on the anti-anxiety medication — usually prescribed for short term management of panic disorders — at the age of just 13 and was told to take four tablets four times a day.

Speaking in a new documentary called Laughing Matters, according to the New York Post newspaper’s Page Six column, she said: “I was put on Xanax at 13. They just upped the dose … until I was taking four Xanax four times a day. The psychiatrist who originally put me on it hung himself.
“I mean, I can’t just skate by that — it’s crazy.”

Sarah has always been very open about her health issues and recently opened up about an awkward mammogram appointment she had earlier this year.

The ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ star didn’t think the incident was sexual in any way, but thinks it is her doctor’s responsibility to “be aware” how “vulnerable” women are.