Eating disorders are complex conditions that involve an intense preoccupation with food and your body. They can affect people of any age, gender, ethnicity, and sexual orientation.

Eating disorder symptoms will vary depending on the type of eating disorder and individual, but the most common symptoms include:

  • severely limiting food
  • binge eating
  • purging (by vomiting or taking laxatives)
  • over-exercising

You can use the EAT-26 quiz to help you figure out if you might benefit from reaching out to a doctor or eating disorder specialist for an eating disorder. Only a healthcare professional can make an accurate diagnosis, and if needed, recommend a treatment plan that will fit you best.

This online screening is not a diagnostic tool. Only a trained medical professional, like a doctor or mental health professional, can help you determine the next best steps for you.

The EAT-26 questionnaire is copyright David M. Garner and Paul E. Garfinkel, 1979, and David M. Garner, et al, 1982. Used with permission. Garner, D.M., Olmsted, M.P., Bohr, Y., and Garfinkel, P.E. (1982). The Eating Attitudes Test: Psychometric features and clinical correlates. Psychological Medicine, 12, 871-878.

This quiz can’t replace a clinical diagnosis. If you believe you might have an eating disorder or another condition after taking this test, consider reaching out to a qualified professional about your symptoms.

You can find out more about eating disorders here.