AceShowbiz - Keira Knightley rose to worldwide stardom in 2002 after starring in "Bend It Like Beckham", but that's also when her psychological issue began. "I did have a mental breakdown at 22, so I did take a year off there and was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder because of all of that stuff," she revealed to The Hollywood Reporter. The British actress claimed the pressure of her early success was the cause of her PTSD, making her feel "worthless."
Regularly being hounded by paparazzi, she would be confused by the press' negative reactions to her works despite the award nominations that she got. "And again, I was 19 - you can only hear the negative stuff," she stressed. After "going deep into therapy," she returned to work and she has since "felt better." Sharing another key to her better state of mind, she said she "didn't care [about the views of others.]"