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  • People who have anorexia believe they are overweight but are often significantly underweight.  
  • Someone with anorexia limits food intake to the point of starvation.  
  • You may have an intense fear of getting fat and practice binge eating if you have anorexia.  
  • People with anorexia go to extreme measures to lose weight, such as vomiting and excessive exercising.  
  • Take this confidential test to evaluate your symptoms and see if you may have anorexia. 

Eating disorders like anorexia are complicated mental health conditions that affect both women and men. If you’re wondering, “Do I have anorexia?” then this short, anonymous anorexia quiz can give you a baseline idea of whether your symptoms are indicative of anorexia nervosa.

According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition, someone who has anorexia:

  • Believes that they are overweight
  • Is significantly underweight for their age, gender, and physical health
  • Has an intense fear of gaining weight or becoming fat
  • Limits their food intake to the point of starvation, in most cases
  • Obsessively tries to lose weight through purging methods like vomiting or excessive exercising
  • May experience episodes of binge eating

Related Topic: Atypical anorexia

Anorexia Test

This confidential anorexia test can help you evaluate your symptoms and get an idea of whether you have anorexia. Upon entering a valid email address and submitting the quiz, you can view your results and recommended next steps.

Please note that this self-assessment cannot substitute for an official, clinical diagnosis of anorexia. Only a medical professional can diagnose you with an eating disorder. To know whether you need anorexia treatment, or should consider online therapy, discuss your results with a mental health professional.

Please answer “yes” or “no” for each question.

Do you see yourself as overweight or fat?
Do you have an intense fear of gaining weight?
Have you noticed significant weight loss recently?
Do you frequently weigh yourself or obsessively measure specific body parts?
Do you intentionally ignore or suppress feelings of hunger or make excuses for not eating?
Do you diet or fast frequently, avoid certain foods, skip meals or obsess over calories?
During the last three months, have you experienced multiple episodes of binge eating?
During the last three months, have you engaged in purging behaviors like self-induced vomiting or the use of laxatives, diuretics or enemas?
Do you exercise obsessively, feeling a constant need to burn off calories?
Do you have difficulty eating when other people are around?
Have any members of your immediate family, or any blood relatives, ever had anorexia or another eating disorder?
Have your friends or family members expressed concerns about your weight, appearance or eating habits?

Your assessment results will appear on the next page. Please enter your information to proceed to your results.

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