Do You Have an Eating Disorder? Quiz

This quiz is designed to help give you some idea about whether
you may concerns related to an eating disorder.

Instructions: For each item, indicate how much you have been engaging in the behavior described over the past month.

This takes most people about 6 minutes to complete. Take your time and answer truthfully for the most accurate results.

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I am a year old / /

1. Have you had the desire for a totally flat stomach?







2. Have you felt fat?







3. Has your shape or weight influenced how you think or judge yourself?







4. Have you gone for long periods of time (8 waking hours or more) without eating anything at all in order to influence your shape or weight?







5. How often do you feel uncomfortable seeing your body (e.g., seeing yourself in the mirror, a window reflection, etc.)?







6. Have you had a definite fear of losing control over eating?







7. How often do you eat in secret (not counting binge-eating episodes)?







8. How dissatisfied have you been with your weight or body shape?







9. Have you been deliberately trying to limit the amount of food you eat to influence your shape or weight (whether or not you have succeeded)?







10. Have you had a desire to have an empty stomach with the aim of influencing your weight or shape?







11. How concerned have you been about other people seeing you eat?







2. How often do you feel uncomfortable about others seeing your shape or figure (e.g., at the gym, in a locker room, while swimming, etc.)?







13. Have you tried to exclude from your diet any foods that you like in order to influence your weight or shape (whether or not you've succeeded)?







14. Have you had a definite fear that you might gain weight?







15. Have you tried to follow definite rules regarding your eating (e.g., a calorie limit) in order to influence your shape or weight?







16. Have you eaten and then felt guilty because of its impact on your shape or weight?







17. Has thinking about your shape or weight made it very difficult to concentrate on things you are interested in (e.g., working, following a conversation, reading, etc.)?







18. How much would it have upset you if you had been asked to weigh yourself once a week for the next 4 weeks?







19. Have you had a strong desire to lose weight?







20. Has thinking about food, eating, or calories made it very difficult to concentrate on things you are interested in (e.g., working, following a conversation, reading, etc.)?









 

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Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 19 Oct 2017
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