If you suspect that you might have an eating disorder, it’s always better to seek help sooner rather than later. This self-assessment quiz can help you evaluate the severity of your symptoms.
Do you have a strong desire to be thinner than you currently are?
Does the thought of gaining weight make you feel extremely anxious or fearful?
Do you go long periods without eating anything as a means to control your weight?
Do you have strict, self-imposed rules about the type and quantity of food you eat and experience extreme feelings of shame and guilt when you break these rules?
Do you have a body mass index lower than 17?
Do you use diuretics or laxatives to control your weight?
Does gaining even a small amount of weight have a substantial, negative impact on your self-esteem?
Do you exercise excessively to control your weight?
Have you engaged in at least one episode of binge eating, during which you felt that you couldn’t stop eating?
If you have engaged in binge eating, did you feel extremely guilty and ashamed afterward?
Have you made yourself throw up to prevent yourself from gaining weight?
Do you have trouble making time for your relationships, work or hobbies because you’re preoccupied with controlling your diet and weight?
Time is Up!