Hugo Wong struggles with panic disorder

16 Aug – TVB actor Hugo Wong recently opened up about his mental health, revealing that he has been diagnosed with panic disorder.

As reported on Mingpao, the actor, who first shared about his health problem on social media, spoke to the media about it during the promotional event of his new drama, "Justice Bao: The First Year".

"It was around February or March. I often get dizzy and would pass out. But I never got myself treated because I would be fine the next day," he said.

Hugo finally went to the doctors following a trip to the emergency room when he found himself having difficulties to breathe one night.

"The doctor told me that it was not a virus. It was panic disorder. The doctor said that no drug can cure it, only sedatives and antidepressants. It all depends on your own," he said.

Despite the side effects, Hugo said that he continues to work.

"My condition will only worsen if I don't work. I can see more people at work and use my job as an actor to forget about reality," he said.

(Photo Source: Hugo Wong Instagram)