Actress says she had to undergo therapy to beat her demons

Christina Ricci says she sought medical help in the past to help deal with an eating disorder.

‘I’ve had my own share of problems, including anorexia and depression,’ she confesses.

But the actress, 28, says she overcame her problems with the help of a psychiatrist.

‘These are things you can’t always deal with alone, so I went to therapy,’ she tells The Independent.

‘Sometimes people need to seek professional help. Along the way I discovered that you can choose to be happy.

‘If you choose to let go of your self-consciousness and insecurities about physical appearance, then you’ll get to a place where you are present to see the world and enjoy yourself.’

Christina is currently starring in Speed Racer.