Actress Christina DeRosa Comes Out About …
In support of the more than 38 million Americans currently struggling from any of the 6 types of eating disorders* … we are SO PROUD of Christina DeRosa for taking this brave step in coming out about her journey. Bravo to you, Christina — you are the #RealDeal. Check out her interview with us, here!
~Robyn Hussa Farrell, Author/Editor of #RealDeal
*Yes, as of this year, there are now SIX types! (AN = Anorexia Nervosa, BN = Bulimia Nervosa, BED = Binge Eating Disorder, OSFED = Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder, ARFID = Avoidant / Restrictive Food Intake Disorder or UFED = Unspecified Feeding or Eating Disorder). All eating disorders are the most deadly and complex of all psychiatric illnesses and require treatment from a team of qualified professionals. We strongly encourage anyone who may need help to find a professional who is a Certified Eating Disorders Specialist (CEDS) through the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (iaedp) or someone who is a Fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders (FAED). These qualifications should be listed after the name of a medical doctor, nurse, registered dietician or licensed psychotherapist — they could literally make all the difference in a patient’s recovery journey. Find a professional in your area by searching on the AED and IAEDP websites.