Kendall Jenner said a brain scan showed she '100% has anxiety'

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By Asiya Ali

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Kendall Jenner has revealed that a scan of her brain displayed that she "100 percent has anxiety".

In a recent episode of The Kardashians, the 26-year-old model spoke to her older sister, Khloe Kardashian, about a brain scan she had recently gotten.

During the conversation, Jenner explained how the scanning process worked and what she was able to discover more about her mental health from undergoing the procedure.

"Basically [the doctor] scans your brain and he tells you like he sees where it’s like firing," she explained. "Like he said: 'You 100 percent have anxiety. I can see it all in your brain.' It’s really interesting."

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The reality star went on to encourage the Good American founder to also get a scan and expressed an interest in the results, saying: "I think you would really like it. I’m actually so interested to see how your brain works."

"I’m actually so interested to see how your brain looks, mostly after everything that’s just happened with Tristan [Thompson]," she added, referring to her sister's disastrous relationship with her ex - who was recently revealed to have fathered a baby with personal trainer Maralee Nichols.

This is not the first time that the 818 Tequila founder has spoken out about her anxiety. While speaking to Vogue last month, she explained that she likes to "wind down in the evenings" to help manage her mental health.

"I usually drink tea and relax by reading a book or writing in my journal," she revealed. "I have struggled with anxiety for years and it can have good and bad days."

"If I need to wind down, I really make a point to take 15 minutes to meditate to settle my anxiety so I can get a good night’s rest," she added.

Jenner also shared the nighttime ritual that helps her with her cognitive health after previously hitting back at critics who claim that her "privilege" exempts her from struggling with her mental well-being.

"There is going to be those people that say: 'Oh, okay, what does she have to worry about? What does she have to be anxious about?'" she said in a Vogue video series last year. "I’ll never sit here and say that I’m not fortunate."

"I know I live a very privileged, amazing lifestyle - I’m a very blessed girl," she added.

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According to Insider, Jenner likely received a scan from psychiatrist Dr. Daniel Amen, who has worked with celebrities such as Justin Bieber, Bella Hadid, Meghan Trainor, and plenty of former NFL players and high-profile entrepreneurs.

Furthermore, according to the Mayo Clinic, PET (positron emission tomography) scans have been used to specify mental illnesses, including depression, as the results "can compare brain activity during periods of depression with normal brain activity".

Additionally, a study led by the Stanford University School of Medicine in 2009 found that brain scans can also reveal distinct patterns in people with generalized anxiety disorders.

Featured image credit: Everett Collection Inc / Alamy

Kendall Jenner said a brain scan showed she '100% has anxiety'

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By Asiya Ali

Article saved!Article saved!

Kendall Jenner has revealed that a scan of her brain displayed that she "100 percent has anxiety".

In a recent episode of The Kardashians, the 26-year-old model spoke to her older sister, Khloe Kardashian, about a brain scan she had recently gotten.

During the conversation, Jenner explained how the scanning process worked and what she was able to discover more about her mental health from undergoing the procedure.

"Basically [the doctor] scans your brain and he tells you like he sees where it’s like firing," she explained. "Like he said: 'You 100 percent have anxiety. I can see it all in your brain.' It’s really interesting."

Watch the clip below:

The reality star went on to encourage the Good American founder to also get a scan and expressed an interest in the results, saying: "I think you would really like it. I’m actually so interested to see how your brain works."

"I’m actually so interested to see how your brain looks, mostly after everything that’s just happened with Tristan [Thompson]," she added, referring to her sister's disastrous relationship with her ex - who was recently revealed to have fathered a baby with personal trainer Maralee Nichols.

This is not the first time that the 818 Tequila founder has spoken out about her anxiety. While speaking to Vogue last month, she explained that she likes to "wind down in the evenings" to help manage her mental health.

"I usually drink tea and relax by reading a book or writing in my journal," she revealed. "I have struggled with anxiety for years and it can have good and bad days."

"If I need to wind down, I really make a point to take 15 minutes to meditate to settle my anxiety so I can get a good night’s rest," she added.

Jenner also shared the nighttime ritual that helps her with her cognitive health after previously hitting back at critics who claim that her "privilege" exempts her from struggling with her mental well-being.

"There is going to be those people that say: 'Oh, okay, what does she have to worry about? What does she have to be anxious about?'" she said in a Vogue video series last year. "I’ll never sit here and say that I’m not fortunate."

"I know I live a very privileged, amazing lifestyle - I’m a very blessed girl," she added.

wp-image-1263095176 size-full
Credit: PA Images

According to Insider, Jenner likely received a scan from psychiatrist Dr. Daniel Amen, who has worked with celebrities such as Justin Bieber, Bella Hadid, Meghan Trainor, and plenty of former NFL players and high-profile entrepreneurs.

Furthermore, according to the Mayo Clinic, PET (positron emission tomography) scans have been used to specify mental illnesses, including depression, as the results "can compare brain activity during periods of depression with normal brain activity".

Additionally, a study led by the Stanford University School of Medicine in 2009 found that brain scans can also reveal distinct patterns in people with generalized anxiety disorders.

Featured image credit: Everett Collection Inc / Alamy