Trusted information about hair disorders from leading Australian health organisations, including links to hair loss and treatment options.
Trichotillomania is a psychiatric disorder that compels people to pull out their hair. Lasting for several months or many years, it can fluctuate in severity.
Body dysmorphic disorder
Trusted information about body dysmorphic disorder, which leads people to become obsessed with parts of their bodies and how they appear to other people.
Guide to genetic disorders
Problems with genes can cause health or development problems. Some genetic disorders affect people from birth, others develop later in life. Learn more from a trusted source.
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.
Albinism is a group of genetic conditions in which a person has no or very little colour in the skin, hair and eyes. Find out what support is available to people with albinism.
Symptoms of bulimia nervosa
The main symptoms of bulimia nervosa are binge eating and purging behaviours. Learn more about this eating disorder here.
Cushing’s syndrome is a hormonal disorder with a wide range of symptoms. Learn about its causes here, as well as why Cushing’s syndrome is difficult to diagnose.
Cat and dog allergy
Allergies to cats and dogs are common, and symptoms can be severe. Learn more about how to live with a pet allergy.
Anorexia nervosa symptoms
People with anorexia nervosa have an irrational fear of gaining weight and put themselves on restrictive diets and harsh, punishing exercise routines. They have an unrealistic view of their bodies.