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Your Christmas mental health questions answered

healthdirect's Chief Medical Officer, Dr Nirvana Luckraj, answers your questions on looking after your mental health at Christmas time.

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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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Have a good day at work – every day

Returning to work after a break can be a positive experience. Follow these tips from the Black Dog Institute to help you find joy and calm in your work day – no stress.

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Melancholia (melancholic depression)

Melancholia is a type of depression, sometimes referred to as melancholic depression. Read more about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment here.

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Supporting someone with a mental illness

Supporting someone with a mental illness can be hard. Learn more about looking after yourself and accessing support while supporting another person.

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Grief and loss

It’s the natural emotional response to losing someone who was close to you, but grief can also follow serious illness, divorce or other loss.

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Gambling addiction

People with a gambling addiction will continue to gamble even if it means risking their financial security, relationships or home, but help is available.

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Bulimia nervosa

Bulimia nervosa is a serious eating disorder and complex mental health condition. Find out more about the causes, symptoms and treatments for bulimia.

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Antisocial personality disorder

People with antisocial personality disorder are sometimes called 'psychopaths'. They tend to disregard the law or other people's rights.

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What is addiction?

This article describes the types, causes and signs of addiction, and where to get help.

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