Quick Eating Disorder Test

Use this brief screening measure to help you determine if you might need to see a mental health professional for diagnosis and treatment of anorexia, bulimia, or another eating disorder.


Instructions: This is a screening measure to help you determine whether you might have an eating disorder that needs professional attention. This screening measure is not designed to make a diagnosis of an eating disorder or take the place of a professional diagnosis or consultation. For each item, indicate the extent to which it is true, by checking the appropriate box next to the item.


I am a year old / /

1. Do you make yourself sick because you feel uncomfortably full?

2. Do you worry you have lost control over how much you eat?

3. Have you recently lost more than 15 lbs. in a 3 month period?

4. Do you believe yourself to be fat when others say you are too thin?

5. Would you say that food dominates your life?




Adapted from the peer-reviewed article, The SCOFF questionnaire: assessment of a new screening tool for eating disorders (Morgan, Reid, & Lacey, 1999). All rights reserved. For personal, educational or research use only; other use may be prohibited by law.



Psych Central Research Team

Psych Central quizzes are developed by Dr. John M. Grohol, Psy.D. in conjunction with other psychological researchers, based upon scientific studies and/or the official diagnostic criteria for a disorder. Dr. Grohol is a published researcher, author, and mental health expert, and he currently sits on the scientific board of Computers in Human Behavior. Learn more about how we develop our psychological tests.

APA Reference
Research Team, P. (2020). Quick Eating Disorder Test. Psych Central. Retrieved on November 24, 2020, from


Scientifically Reviewed
Last updated: 17 Jan 2020
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 17 Jan 2020
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