Catalyst: Oct 22

In this Catalyst final Ruby Jones meets some of the 2.5 million Australians for whom body image concerns have become a serious mental health issue.

Body dysmorphia is an overwhelming obsession with body image and now affects millions of Australians. Yet these mental illnesses often remain hidden, undiagnosed, and even unrecognised by the people who have them.

In this programme, investigative reporter Ruby Jones meets men and women who have experienced serious body image issues and she discovers that far from vanity, these disorders are crippling people’s lives. Ruby also visits scientists at the forefront of research into what causes them and learns of promising new treatments.

8:30pm Tuesday on ABC.

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