Do I Have An Eating Disorder Quiz

Do I have an Eating Disorder Quiz

Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders are characterized by maladaptive eating behaviors and irrational thoughts about food, eating habits, body weight and shape. There are different types of eating disorders each with certain features:

  • Anorexia Nervosa: An intense fear of gaining weight, severe calorie restriction, distorted body image and individuals are usually dangerously under weight.
  • Bulimia Nervosa: Recurrent episodes of binge eating followed by compensatory behaviors such as purging, laxative or diuretic use.
  • Binge Eating Disorder: Binging without compensatory behaviors.
  • OSFED: Atypical eating disorder but can be just as serious
  • ARFID: Selective eating patterns, avoidance of certain foods due to texture of lack of interest in food.
  • Orthorexia: Obsession with "healthy" or "pure" eating
  • Rumination Disorder: Regurgitating and re-chewing food
  • Eating disorders can have serious physical and psychological consequences. Treatment typically involves a multidisciplinary approach, including therapy, meeting with a dietitian and medical intervention when necessary.

Answer yes or no to the following questions based on the past month.

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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)?

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?

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

Have you tried to follow definite rules regarding your eating (for example, a calorie limit) in order to influence your shape or weight (whether or not you have succeeded)?

Have you had a definite desire to have a totally flat stomach?

Has thinking about food, eating or calories made it very difficult to concentrate?

Have you had a strong fear of gaining weight?

Have you engaged in purging, laxative use, diuretic use or over-exercising in order to lose weight?

Do you feel a loss of control while eating?

Do you eat in secret?

Do you feel anxious eating around others?

Do you avoid certain foods based on texture?

Do you eat objectively large amounts of food at one time, usually in secret, over a short period at time during which you experience a loss of control or “numbing out”?

Do you weigh yourself daily or multiple times per day?

Do you exercise more than once per day or more than 2 hours per day?

Are you very dissatisfied with your weight or shape to the extent that it distracts you from other tasks?