(ANSA) - Rome, September 17 - Amanda Knox said Tuesday she
was depressed and that she was suffering from panic attacks
following her time spent in Italian prison while being tried for
the murder of her ex-roommate Meredith Kercher.
In an interview with ABC News, Knox told the US broadcaster
it was the result of the long nights the former student from
Seattle had spent in a Peruggia jail, charged of having killed
Kercher in 2007.
Knox faces the start of a new appeals trial along with
ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito on September 30.
She said she is unable to overcome the effects those long
nights had on her psychologically, and often felt confused and
suffered panic attacks as well as symptoms of post-traumatic
stress disorder (PTSD).
"I've become more introverted and less sociable," said
Knox. "My sister's always telling me that I should go out more
and have more fun when what I tend to look for now is quiet. And
space to move. That's really important. I'll take ridiculous
walks just because I can. So that's different. I'm a lot