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Anorexia nervosa

People with anorexia nervosa have an irrational fear of gaining weight and put themselves on restrictive diets and harsh, punishing exercise routines.

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Body image

An unhealthy body image affects your wellbeing and mental health, and may lead to eating disorders. Here are a few tips for improving body image.

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Eating disorders

An eating disorder is a mental health condition that involves an unhealthy relationship with food. About 1 in 7 people experience disordered eating in their lifetime.

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Eating disorders and body image

An estimated 1 million Australians experience a type of eating or body image disorder. But treatment is available to help them lead healthier lives.

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Symptoms of OCD

If you or someone you know displays OCD symptoms to the extent that it affects quality of life, visit a doctor for an assessment.

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Self-harm

This condition, which can involve cutting the skin, alcohol misuse or an eating disorder, is often a way of coping with low self-esteem or trauma.

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Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy is an umbrella term for many practices aimed at treating emotional problems.

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Psychiatrists and psychiatry

A psychiatrist is a doctor who has done extra medical training to become a specialist in mental health. Learn about what they do and how they can help you.

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Vitamin A

Vitamin A is important for good vision, healthy skin and for supporting the immune system. Most Australians can get enough from eating a varied, healthy diet. Learn more here.

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Scurvy

Scurvy can affect people who do not get enough vitamin C. Learn more about the causes, symptoms and treatments, and how changes to your diet can prevent scurvy.

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