advertisement

Eating Disorders Community

Bookmark and Share

This eating disorder quiz is designed to help assess whether you may have an eating disorder. This eating disorder quiz will also help you reflect on the impact an eating disorder is having on your life.

An eating disorder is a serious and possibly fatal mental illness and those with an eating disorder may not even know they have it. This quiz is designed to detect anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorders and may also detect if you are at risk for one of these eating disorders. For a longer evaluation tool, take the Eating Attitudes Test.

Keep in mind this eating disorders quiz is not a substitute for a professional diagnosis. Any concerns about eating problems should be taken up with an eating disorder treatment professional.

Eating Disorder Quiz: Instructions

Honestly answer each of the questions in the following eating disorders quiz. Use the eating disorder quiz assessment at the bottom of the eating disorder quiz to evaluate your risk for an eating disorder.

Do you worry about gaining weight?

Constantly

Often

Rarely (a normal amount)

Are you inexplicably fatigued or cold in temperature?

Constantly

Often

Rarely (a normal amount)

Do you avoid foods because of the fat, carbohydrate, or sugar content in them?

Constantly

Often

Rarely (a normal amount)

Are you secretive or do you lie about your eating practices, do you think they are abnormal?

Yes

Maybe

No

How often do you think about wanting to be thinner?

Constantly

Often

Rarely (a normal amount)

Do you find you seek approval from people, and/or have a hard time saying "no" and/or a perfectionist, or an overachiever?

Yes

Maybe

No

Do you feel guilty after eating?

Constantly

Often

Rarely (a normal amount)

Do you feel that food controls your life?

Yes

Maybe

No

Do you think you are not good enough, stupid, and/or worthless or people are always judging you in a negative way?

Constantly

Often

Rarely (a normal amount)

Do you think life would be better and/or people would like you more if you were thin/thinner?

Yes

Maybe

No

Do you eat, self-starve, restrict, binge, purge, and/or compulsively exercise when you are feeling lonely, badly, or when you are feeling emotional pressures?

Constantly

Often

Rarely (a normal amount)

While eating, self-starving, binging and/or purging do you feel comforted, relieved, like emotional pressures have been lifted, or like you are in more control?

Yes

Maybe

No

Do you feel guilty following a binge and/or purge episode, after eating or during and/or after periods of restriction/self-starvation?

Yes

Maybe

No

When eating do you ever feel out of control or like you will lose control; do you try to avoid eating because of this fear?

Constantly

Often

Rarely (a normal amount)

Do you find that you bruise easily, have a very high tolerance for pain, and/or you are extremely noise sensitive?

Yes

Maybe

No

Do you spend a lot of time obsessively cooking for others, reading recipes, and/or studying nutritional information on food?

Yes

Maybe

No

Do you use self-injury (cutting yourself, burning yourself, pulling out your own hair) as a way to cope with things?

Yes

Maybe

No

Would you worry about a friend or family member that came to you with similar weight-loss/coping methods?

Yes

Maybe

No


continue story below

Eating Disorder Quiz: Assessment

Each of these eating disorder quiz questions can indicate an eating disorder if answered "yes" or "constantly." If you answered "yes" or "constantly" to two or more questions, you should be screened by a doctor. Print and take this quiz, along with your answers, and discuss the outcome with your health professional.

Answering more than three questions with "maybe" or "often" should also be discussed with a health professional. Those answers indicate you may have an eating disorder or be at risk for developing an eating disorder.

next: The Many Causes of Eating Disorders
~ all eating disorders articles