Could you be part of the 1 percent of women or 0.1 percent of men with bulimia? Take this bulimia quiz to determine the likelihood that you have bulimia.
Bulimia is one of the most common eating disorders. According to the National Eating Disorder Association, an estimated 1 percent of young women and 0.1 percent of young men meet diagnostic criteria for bulimia nervosa at any given time. Bulimia nervosa is defined as a repetitive cycle of compulsive binge-eating and purging behaviors.
Someone with bulimia may eat a large amount of food in a short period and then try to remove it from their body by purging using several different methods. These methods may include vomiting, exercising excessively, fasting, and using laxatives, enemas or diuretics.
The most common types of bulimia include:
The most common behavioral symptoms of bulimia are:
Some of the most common physical symptoms of bulimia include:
If you recognize symptoms of bulimia in yourself or someone you know, take this self-assessment to help identify signs of bulimia. This quiz is a self-guided assessment that has been created from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders which is the standard criteria for diagnosing mental health and substance use disorders. While not a formal clinical diagnosis, the results of this bulimia quiz can help you better understand how bulimia may affect your life.
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The following self-assessment contains 12 questions related to bulimia.
Restricted your caloric intake in between binging and purging episodes to avoid gaining weight?
Been diagnosed with or experienced symptoms of another medical condition?
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