Eating Disorders Self Assessment

It is important to understand that eating disorders are complex conditions that can only be diagnosed and treated by qualified professionals. This page is in no way intended to serve as a substitute for a consultation with a healthcare provider; rather, it is an informal means of helping you determine if you or someone you love may be in need of getting professional help for an eating disorder.

get confidential help now: 855.396.1913 Email Us

Eating Disorder Self-Assessment

Please read the following 11 statements, and write down the letter of the answer that best describes you:

  1. I worry about gaining weight.
    A) Constantly
    B) Often
    C) Rarely
  2. I am secretive about my eating practices.
    A) Constantly
    B) Often
    C) Rarely
  3. I have lied to people about how often, how much, or how little I have eating.
    A) Constantly
    B) Occasionally
    C) Never
  4. I think about being thinner.
    A) Constantly
    B) Often
    C) Rarely
  5. I believe that my life would be better and people would like me more if I was thinner.
    A) Yes
    B) Maybe
    C) No
  6. I feel guilty after eating.
    A) Constantly
    B) Often
    C) Rarely
  7. I sometimes stop eating or restrict my diet as a way to punish myself, or as a way to deal with stresses, pressures, or feelings of sadness.
    A) Constantly
    B) Occasionally
    C) Never
  8. When I’m eating, I’m afraid that I’ll lose control and won’t be able to stop.
    A) Constantly
    B) Occasionally
    C) Never
  9. I consider myself to be a perfectionist. I know that nothing I do will ever be good enough – but I keep trying to achieve perfection.
    A) Yes
    B) Maybe
    C) No
  10. I often hide my feelings from other people, because I don’t want to be judged or made to feel like I’m a burden.
    A) Yes
    B) Maybe
    C) No
  11. I have used self-injury (cutting, burning, pulling hair) as a way to punish myself or to deal with stress.
    A) Constantly
    B) Occasionally
    C) Never

If you answered A or B to two or more the questions above, you may be struggling with an eating disorder. If this is the case, the best next step is to seek a qualified professional diagnosis immediately.

get confidential help now: 855.396.1913 Email Us