People with anorexia nervosa have an irrational fear of gaining weight and put themselves on restrictive diets and harsh, punishing exercise routines.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Psychotherapy is an umbrella term for many practices aimed at treating emotional problems.
Halitosis (bad breath)
Halitosis (bad breath) is normal when you wake up. But if it doesn't go away after a while, it can be a sign of another condition. Learn more here.
Dry mouth syndrome
Dry mouth syndrome is when you don't produce enough saliva. For some, it’s annoying; others find it affects their teeth and gums. Find out more.
Counsellors and counselling
Counsellors work in mental health and other settings. They specialise in building relationships based on discussions between the client and counsellor.