People with anorexia nervosa have an irrational fear of gaining weight and put themselves on restrictive diets and harsh, punishing exercise routines.
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.
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.
Psychotherapy is a group of therapies designed to help someone change their thinking patterns and improve their coping skills.
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.
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.
Prednisolone is an active ingredient that belongs to a group of medicines called corticosteroids. Read more.
What to do if you are underweight
Being underweight can affect your health adversely. So, it’s important to understand what ‘underweight’ means and how you can gain weight safely if you need to. Learn more here.