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This quiz is designed to help you evaluate your own habits. Answer the questions as best you can; if the question doesn't apply to you, choose the answer that seems most like you. There are no "right" or "wrong" answers -- just YOUR answers. Try not to answer as you WANT to, but instead, answer based on your ACTUAL BEHAVIORS and THOUGHTS.

Please note: I am not a medical professional, and I strongly recommend seeing a professional if you are concerned. This quiz is not meant to replace or complement medical evaluation; it is for your use and self-awareness only.

1. Are you happy with your weight?
yes
no

2. Have you tried to lose or gain a lot of weight recently?
yes
no

3. Has your weight been relatively stable for the last 1-3 months?
yes
no

4. Have you recently substantially increased or decreased the number of meals or the portion size that you regularly eat?
yes
no

5. Do you spend a lot of time thinking about food, such as when, where, and what you will eat?
yes
no

6. Do you eat significantly more or less when you are upset/angry/emotional?
yes
no

7. Do you often take diet pills or eat/drink diet foods (SlimFast, Weight Watchers, etc.)?
yes
no

8. Do you use laxatives, diuretics, ipecac, self-induced vomiting, or excessive exercise to rid your body of food?
yes
no

9. Do you keep track of calories, fat grams, etc.?
yes
no

10. Do you sleep at least 6-8 hours a night?
yes
no

11. Do you have "nightmares" in which you eat a lot of food or a "forbidden" food?
yes
no

12. Do you eat when you are hungry?
yes
no

13. Do people ever mention concern over your weight?
yes
no

14. Is your concentration at school/work just as good as usual?
yes
no

15. Do you refuse to eat in public, but will eat in private (or vice-versa)?
yes
no

16. Do you research weight loss methods?
yes
no

17. Do you often get upset or angry with yourself, or do you often feel guilty, after eating?
yes
no

18. Do you attend parties and social events if they interest you (regardless of whether food will be served)?
yes
no

19. Have you been consistently called a "perfectionist," an "over-achiever," or a similar term by friends/family/people at school or work?
yes
no

20. Are you taking this test in public, where others can see the computer screen?
yes
no

21. Have you done significant research on anorexia, bulimia, and other eating disorders -- whether online or at the library?
yes
no

22. Do you feel upset if you gain a few pounds or weigh in above your "ideal" weight?
yes
no

23. Is your "ideal" weight based on a doctor's recommendation or similar medical opinion?
yes
no

24. If you were to reach your "ideal" weight, do you think you would feel a lot better about yourself?
yes
no

25. Do you feel that people would like you more, or you would be more "popular," or you would perform much better if you reached your "ideal" weight?
yes
no

26. Have your friends/parents/co-workers/etc. expressed concern over your eating habits?
yes
no

27. Do you discount their concerns and tell yourself and others that you are "fine"?
yes
no

28. Have you decided to lose/gain a lot of weight to avoid sexual attention/harassament/abuse?
yes
no

29. Do you sometimes "forget" to eat, whether intentionally or accidentally?
yes
no

30. If you were given an entire birthday cake, assuming that you normally enjoy cake, would you eat one piece (as opposed to none or several pieces)?
yes
no

31. Do you exercise primarily for fun (rather than for weight-loss, appearance, etc.)?
yes
no

32. Are you frequently dizzy, tired, weak, and/or sick?
yes
no

33. Are your blood pressure and pulse both in or near "normal" range? Normal range for pulse is around 70-90 beats/minute; for blood pressure, around 120/80.
yes
no

34. When eating, do you have a certain routine or ritual that you must follow (e.g. eating foods in a specific order, taking a certain number of bites, etc.)?
yes
no

35. Do you ever chew and spit out foods, or do you ever suck/chew on gum or non-edible items to get rid of hunger?
yes
no

36. Do you wear shorts, short-sleeved shirts, or dresses (instead of clothes which leave little or no skin exposed)?
yes
no

37. Do you spend a significant amount of time deciding what to wear, evaluating each outfit based on whether it makes you look "thin" or "fat"?
yes
no

38. Do you frequently look in mirrors, at your reflection in window panes, or at your shadow to see whether you look "thin" or "fat"?
yes
no

39. Do you often compare yourself to those around you, or to people in magazines or on television?
yes
no

40. Have you been hospitalized for fainting, black-outs, rehydration, stomach-pumping, repair of esophogeal or stomach tissues, etc. not related to any other medical condition?
yes
no

41. Are you generally happy, in good spirits, and patient?
yes
no

42. Do you become easily frustrated with yourself?
yes
no

43. Do you recognize yourself in stories/articles about eating disorders?
yes
no

44. Do you have problems with depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, a history of abuse, body dysmorphic disorder, or similar problems?
yes
no

45. Does choosing to eat or not eat give you a sense of power and control?
yes
no

46. Do you feel deadened, weak, lathargic, or apathetic after skipping a meal?
yes
no

47. Do you want to have an eating disorder, or look like people who have eating disorders?
yes
no

48. Is there a history of eating disorders in your family, or does your family pay a lot of attention to healthy eating, controlling what the family eats, monitoring everyone's weight, etc?
yes
no

49. Do you weight yourself regularly, or has your scale been confiscated because you weigh yourself too often?
yes
no

50. Do you feel out-of-control of your eating, or that your eating habits take up too much time?
yes
no

Score =

Score range:
0-15% There is little evidence of an eating disorder. However, if you or others are concerned, please seek a full medical evalutation.
15-25% There is little evidence of an eating disorder. However, some of your answers may be indicative of a medical problem of some sort; you may want to seek a full medical evalutation.
25-35% There is little evidence of an eating disorder. However, it seems that you may be concerned over your weight; please consider speaking to a doctor or counsellor.
35-45% There may be some signs of an eating disorder. Some of your answers indicate a high pre-occupation with food and/or weight. Medical consultation is strongly encouraged.
45-55% There is significant evidence that you may be developing or in the midst of an eating disorder. Whether or not symptoms are present, you appear to be at high risk for becoming symptomatic. Medical evaluation and/or counselling is highly recommended.
55-65% There is strong evidence of an eating disorder. Because this test emphasizes symptoms of anorexia, bulimic tendencies may not be accurately reflected. Although your score may not fall in the higher ranges, chances are that you may have a full-blown eating disorder. Please seek a full medical evalutation as soon as possible; your health may be "at risk."
65-75% There is strong evidence of an eating disorder. You may be suffering from full-blown bulimia, or you may be in the midst of anorexia. Your answers indicate a high risk for further medical and psychological complications. Please seek a full medical evalutation immediately; counselling is also highly recommended. Your health may be significantly at risk.
Over 75% There is excessive evidence of an eating disorder. It is extremely likely that you have a full-blown eating disorder -- either anorexia, bulimia, or both. Please seek a full medical evalutation IMMEDIATELY. A score in this range indicates DANGER. Your health may be in jeopardy, and psychological functioning may be diminishing.

This test is scored on a 100% scale. The higher your score, the more likely it is that you may have an eating disorder. No matter what your score, please seek medical evaluation if you or others are concerned! YOUR HEALTH MAY BE AT RISK, whether or not your score indicates this.

As stated above, this test has an emphasis on symptoms of anorexia. Therefore, you may be bulimic, yet score low on this test. BULIMIA IS JUST AS DANGEROUS AS ANOREXIA. Please do not rely on this test!

I am still at the "evaluative" stage of development for this test; the score range descriptions are based on my experimental answer combinations.
If you have any opinions regarding this test -- regarding accuracy, types of questions, scores, etc. -- please email me with as many details as possible. This would be extremely helpful for me as I develop the score analyses!

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Final Disclaimer: As stated above numerous times, I AM NOT A MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL. I have done much reseach on ED's and have abundant experience with them, but I AM NOT TRAINED. I STRONGLY ENCOURAGE a full medical or psychological consultation. Futhermore, I cannot accept responsibility or liability for inaccurate scores or information, nor for any medical or psychological complications arising because of adherence to the ideas and advice presented here.