Woody Allen credits therapy for long, happy life

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Washington, Sep 30 : Filmmaker Woody Allen has credited psychoanalysis for having a long film career and happy life.

The 'Everyone says I Love You' filmmaker revealed that it frustrates him when people claim that years of therapy have made him neurotic and an anxious personality.

Allen believes that therapy saved him from a worse fate.

"People always tease me. They say, look at you, you went for so much psychoanalysis and you're so neurotic, you wind up marrying a girl so much younger than you. You don't like to go through tunnels," Contactmusic quoted Allen, as saying.

"You don't like to stand near the drain in the shower.

"But I could also say to them, I've had a very productive life. I've worked very hard, I've never fallen prey to depression.

"I'm not sure I could have done all of that without being in psychoanalysis.

"People say to me, 'It's just a crutch,' and exactly what I need at this point in my life is a crutch," he added.

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