Do I Have Anorexia?

Eating disorders like anorexia are complicated mental health conditions that affect both women and men. If you’re wondering, “Do I have anorexia?” then this short, anonymous anorexia quiz can give you a baseline idea of whether your symptoms are indicative of anorexia nervosa.

According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition, someone who has anorexia:

  • Believes that they are overweight
  • Is significantly underweight for their age, gender, and physical health
  • Has an intense fear of gaining weight or becoming fat
  • Limits their food intake to the point of starvation, in most cases
  • Obsessively tries to lose weight through purging methods like vomiting or excessive exercising
  • May experience episodes of binge eating

Anorexia Test

This confidential anorexia test can help you evaluate your symptoms and get an idea of whether you have anorexia. Upon entering a valid email address and submitting the quiz, you can view your results and recommended next steps.

Please note that this self-assessment cannot substitute for an official, clinical diagnosis of anorexia. Only a medical professional can diagnose you with an eating disorder. To know whether you need anorexia treatment, or should consider online therapy, discuss your results with a mental health professional.

Please answer “yes” or “no” for each question.

Do you see yourself as overweight or fat?
Do you have an intense fear of gaining weight?
Have you noticed significant weight loss recently?
Do you frequently weigh yourself or obsessively measure specific body parts?
Do you intentionally ignore or suppress feelings of hunger or make excuses for not eating?
Do you diet or fast frequently, avoid certain foods, skip meals or obsess over calories?
During the last three months, have you experienced multiple episodes of binge eating?
During the last three months, have you engaged in purging behaviors like self-induced vomiting or the use of laxatives, diuretics or enemas?
Do you exercise obsessively, feeling a constant need to burn off calories?
Do you have difficulty eating when other people are around?
Have any members of your immediate family, or any blood relatives, ever had anorexia or another eating disorder?
Have your friends or family members expressed concerns about your weight, appearance or eating habits?

Your assessment results will appear on the next page. Please enter your information to proceed to your results.



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February 27th 2019 | By: The Recovery Village | Posted In:

Do I Have Anorexia?

Eating disorders like anorexia are complicated mental health conditions that affect both women and men. If you’re wondering, “Do I have anorexia?” then this short, anonymous anorexia quiz can give you a baseline idea of whether your symptoms are indicative of anorexia nervosa.

According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition, someone who has anorexia:

  • Believes that they are overweight
  • Is significantly underweight for their age, gender and physical health
  • Has an intense fear of gaining weight or becoming fat
  • Limits their food intake to the point of starvation, in most cases
  • Obsessively tries to lose weight through purging methods like vomiting or excessive exercising
  • May experience episodes of binge eating

Anorexia Self-Assessment

This confidential anorexia test can help you evaluate your symptoms and get an idea of whether you have anorexia. Upon entering a valid email address and submitting the quiz, you can view your results and recommended next steps.

Please note that this self-assessment cannot substitute for an official, clinical diagnosis of anorexia. Only a medical professional can diagnose you with an eating disorder. To know whether you need anorexia treatment, discuss your results with a mental health professional.

Taken increasing amounts of their prescription medication (i.e., developed a physical tolerance to a drug)?
Been unable to stop taking a prescription medication, even when they tried to?
Kept a store of “extra” medications in a purse or bag?
Frequently switched doctors, psychiatrists or pharmacies?
Displayed uncharacteristic mood swings, including increased aggression, irritability or hyperactivity?
Struggled with a mental health condition like anxiety or depression?
Displayed physical signs of drug use (e.g., splotchy skin, excessive sweating, unusually large or small pupils, red or glassy eyes, runny nose, lethargy, slurred speech, etc.)
Appeared disheveled, showing a lack of grooming or personal hygiene?
Do you exercise obsessively, feeling a constant need to burn off calories?
Frequently overslept, been extremely drowsy or struggled with insomnia?
Lost interest in activities they normally enjoy?
Struggled (or failed) to fulfill major role obligations at work, school or home?

Your assessment results will appear on the next page. Please enter your information to proceed to your results.

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February 18th 2019 | By: The Recovery Village | Posted In: