Orthorexia is an eating disorder that has gained attention in recent years. People who have orthorexia obsess over eating the “right” or “good” food. While people with orthorexia may desire to be healthy initially, they eventually develop negative behaviors and emotions such as anxiety, shameful feelings, aggression and a compulsive fixation on food. Orthorexia is treatable though, and reliable treatment is available.
Assessing Your Risk of Orthorexia
Do you think you or your loved one could have orthorexia? You can take a self-assessment to begin to get some answers. A quiz is not an official diagnosis as only a medical professional can diagnose eating disorders. An assessment may help you evaluate your symptoms and determine if you should seek treatment.