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Judd Apatow undergoes therapy to control emotional troubles

Director Judd Apatow relies on therapy to keep his neuroses under control because he always fears "things might fall apart", according to his actress wife Leslie Mann.

The Knocked Up filmmaker admits he has battled inner turmoil ever since he was 13, when he watched his parents' bitter divorce tear his family apart, and as a result he struggles to deal with change.

Mann tells The Hollywood Reporter, "He is a hoarder; he doesn't like to let anything go. He doesn't like if I change the couch or a pillow. It makes him nervous that things might fall apart."

However, Apatow has learned how to better deal with his emotions thanks to self-help books like 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey, and regular counselling sessions: "I've been going to therapy since I was in my early 20s."

And Apatow's frequent collaborator, Seth Rogen, insists the difference in his demeanour really shows.

The comedian says, "He's gotten a lot happier and more confident. He was really stressed out all the time. And because you are stressed out all the time, you are angry all the time."

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