Home Mental Health Eating Disorders Do I Have an Eating Disorder?
Everyone feels self-conscious about their body and appearance from time to time. However, for people living with an eating disorder, this occasional concern can become a constant obsession. This fixation can be detrimental to a person’s psychological well-being and cause them to engage in risky dieting and exercising practices.
While people of all ages and genders develop eating disorders, these conditions are most common among women between the ages of 12 and 35. The three most common types of eating disorders are anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder.
Partaking in extreme food restriction, excessive exercise or compulsive bingeing and purging are all potential signs of an eating disorder. If you’ve participated in these practices and suspect you might have an eating disorder, take The Recovery Village’s eating disorder quiz below.
If you think you may have an eating disorder, our eating disorder quiz can help you determine if you need to seek professional treatment. The quiz is based on diagnostic criteria for eating disorders in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition, published by the American Psychiatric Association. The Recovery Village also has self-assessment quizzes for anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder available.
However, while this quiz can help you evaluate and learn more about your mental health, it is not a substitute for a clinical diagnosis from a licensed medical professional. If you meet the criteria for an eating disorder, it’s crucial that you reach out to a clinician as soon as possible. If your eating disorder also involves an addiction, The Recovery Village can help you explore co-occurring treatment options, including online counseling through teletherapy.
The following questions pertain to your recent experiences with diet and exercise, as well as the way you perceive your body and weight.
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