Eating disorders are relatively common in the United States, affecting an estimated 30 million Americans. There are many types of eating disorders, and each has different symptoms. Even though each eating disorder is distinct, all eating disorders are serious conditions that require treatment. Identifying whether or not you have an eating disorder is a good first step to finding the resources that can help.
Eating disorders are not only difficult for the individual with the condition; they are also difficult for family members and other loved ones. It is common for people who have an eating disorder to attempt to manage their condition by misusing substances, which can make treatment and recovery more difficult. If you or a loved one is struggling with co-occurring eating disorders and addiction, you are not alone. Treatment is available.
Assessing Your Risk of Eating Disorders
Do you think that you or a loved one has an eating disorder? Take a quick self-assessment to gain insight into your symptoms and learn more about these conditions. Please note that a quiz is not an official diagnosis. You’ll need to see a medical professional to be officially diagnosed with an eating disorder. However, taking a self-assessment can be a valuable way to analyze your risk of having one of these conditions.