Kendall Jenner Reveals She's A Hypochondriac

Keeping Up with the Kardashians

On the most recent episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Kendall Jenner came to a revealing realization. When the reality TV star/model went to her doctor to see if she was anemic, she was surprised to learn that she was actually a hypochondriac. Coming to terms with this discovery, Jenner believes she has "always been" this way, going as far as to consider herself "the worst hypochondriac" from an early age. Sow she's going to figure out how she can move forward from here.

Since I was a kid, I've always been a hypochondriac. I've always been the worst hypochondriac. But now I have to try and be a big girl.

In the new episode of the long running TV series, 22-year-old Kendall Jenner believes her intense feelings of anxiety is something that has built up for years. While her mother Kris Jenner revealed that she has also battled anxiety for quite some time now (notably during fashion weeks), Kendall believes her anxiety is more exceptionally severe. Furthermore, she asserts that it's something that has only gotten significantly worse throughout her last troublesome year. Kendall also credits her fierce anxiety as the reason why she's has been less active on social media.

There's a lot that happened this past year, starting with like, Kim's robbery. Then I got robbed and I had my stalkers. That's why I don't really like going out anymore. That's why I don't tweet, that's why I don't Instagram. That gives me anxiety, too. I swear, it's the craziest thing.

After deleting her Instagram a year ago, Kendall Jenner talked about the process of letting herself go on Ellen, saying at the time that she "wanted to detox." But now that Kendall Jenner is diagnosed, the model hopes she can take the appropriate steps towards her peace and recovery. It's a journey that's expectedly going to take time, but Jenner is hopeful that knowing the source of her anxious feelings will help her process and progress.

I don't think any of us have taken the time to process what's been happening over the past year -- almost two years, even. And I think that that is a factor in a lot of this. It's hard to get your brain to slow down and think about it and really process what's happening. Now that I can sit here and verbally say that, I think that will help me with the steps to take the time and really address it.

Despite this startling diagnosis, Kendall Jenner remains hopeful about her future. Her comments seem to indicate that she'll continue her life and career in a progressive fashion, asserting that the anxiety is "all mental" and that she needs to "try and find" her ways "around it."

Anxiety is all mental, so you have to try and find your ways around it. I try and maintain it, but sometimes it's out of your control. But I think I'm very blessed to be in the situation I'm in, and every year that I do fashion months it gets a little bit easier. It's really exciting. I still look forward to it every year.

In addition to the stress induced by the situations mentioned above, Kendall Jenner was also recently the subject of controversy when her notoriously bad Pepsi commercial was received as offensive and ill-conceived online, to say the least. Even though Kendall bailed on Instagram a year ago, she's active on the social media service again. She is currently posting at a regular rate, which hopefully means that things are going well, particularly for her mental health. We wish her only the best as she continues onward from here.

Will Ashton

Will is an entertainment writer based in Pittsburgh, PA. His writing can also be found in The Playlist, Cut Print Film, We Got This Covered, The Young Folks, Slate and other outlets. He also co-hosts the weekly film/TV podcast Cinemaholics with Jon Negroni and he likes to think he's a professional Garfield enthusiast.