Self-Test for Eating Disorders

1.) I have eating habits that are different from those of my family and friends.
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Often

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Sometimes

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Rarely

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Never

2.) I find myself panicking if I cannot exercise as I had planned for fear of gaining weight.
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Often

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Sometimes

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Rarely

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Never

3.) My friends tell me I am thin but I don't believe them because I feel fat.
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Often

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Sometimes

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Rarely

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Never

4.) (Females) My menstrual period has ceased or become irregular due to no known medical reasons.
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True

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False

5.) I have become obsessed with food to the point that I cannot go through a day without worrying about what I will or will not eat.
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Often

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Sometimes

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Rarely

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Never

6.) I have lost more than 15 percent of the normal weight for my height (e.g., 30 lbs. from 120 lbs.)
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True

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False

7.) I would panic if I got on the scale tomorrow and found out I had gained two pounds.
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Often

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Sometimes

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Rarely

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Never

8.) I find that I prefer to eat alone or when I am sure no one will see me, thus I am making excuses so I can eat less and less with friends.
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Often

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Sometimes

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Rarely

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Never

9.) I find myself going on uncontrollable eating binges during which I consume large amounts of food to the point that I feel sick and make myself vomit.
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3 or more times per day

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1-2 times per day

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1-2 times per week

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Rarely

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Never

10.) I use laxatives as a means of weight control.
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Often

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Sometimes

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Rarely

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Never

11.) I find myself playing games with food (e.g. cutting it up into tiny pieces, hiding food so people will think I ate it, chewing it and spitting it out without swallowing) and telling myself certain foods are bad.
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Often

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Sometimes

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Rarely

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Never

12.) People around me have become very interested in what I eat and I find myself getting angry at them for pushing food on me.
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Often

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Sometimes

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Rarely

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Never

13.) I have felt more depressed and irritable recently than I used to and/or have been spending increasing amounts of time alone.
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True

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False

14.) I keep a lot of my fears about food and eating to myself because I am afraid no one would understand.
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Often

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Sometimes

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Rarely

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Never

15.) I enjoy making gourmet, high-calorie meals or treats for others as long as I don't have to eat any myself.
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Often

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Sometimes

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Rarely

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Never

16.) The most powerful fear in my life is the fear of gaining weight or becoming fat.
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Often

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Sometimes

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Rarely

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Never

17.) I find myself totally absorbed when reading books about dieting, exercising, and calorie counting to the point that I spend hours studying them.
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Often

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Sometimes

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Rarely

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Never

18.) I tend to be a perfectionist and am not satisfied with myself unless I do things perfectly.
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Often

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Sometimes

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Rarely

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Never

19.) I go through long periods of time without eating anything (fasting) as a means of weight control.
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Often

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Sometimes

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Rarely

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Never

20.) It is important to me to try to be thinner than all of my friends.
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Often

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Sometimes

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Rarely

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Never

Courtesy of Center for Change, Orem, Utah