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Body image

An unhealthy body image affects your mental health and wellbeing. It may lead to an eating disorder. Here are some tips to improve your body image.

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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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Body dysmorphic disorder

Body dysmorphic disorder causes someone to feel shame or disgust with part of their body or appearance. Any body part can become its focus.

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Anabolic steroids

Anabolic steroids may boost performance and body image, but are illegal in Australia unless prescribed by a doctor, as they may cause harm if misused.

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Mastectomy — breast cancer treatment or prevention

A mastectomy is an operation to remove your breast, usually to treat breast cancer. Learn how to prepare and what to expect if you need this surgery.

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Eating disorders

An eating disorder is a mental health condition. It involves an unhealthy relationship with food. Find out about the different eating disorders here.

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Anorexia nervosa

Anorexia nervosa is a serious mental illness and an eating disorder: It is not a choice. Find out more about the symptoms and treatment of anorexia.

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Mental health helplines

Information about key groups that can help with mental health problems, including healthdirect partners and leading Australian health organisations.

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Puberty for girls

During puberty, the female body changes. Learn more about the physical and emotional changes you may experience when going through puberty.

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Self-talk

Self-talk is your inner voice. It's part of your stream of consciousness, allowing you to process and understand what's going on around you.

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