Anorexia Self-assessment Quiz

If any or all of these questions below describe you or a loved one, the next step is to speak with an ERC Masters-level clinician for a professional assessment.

  • Do you struggle with an intense fear of gaining weight and becoming fat?

  • Do you significantly restrict your food intake?

  • Do you experience an extreme disturbance in your body image or experience regular negative thoughts about your body?

  • Have friends or family expressed concern about your weight loss and eating habits?

Why should you seek treatment for Anorexia right away?

Anorexia nervosa – oftentimes simply called anorexia – is a serious medical and mental health condition that can be life-threatening.

Typical warning signs of anorexia include:

  • Extreme weight loss

  • Calorie restriction

  • Obsession with food, weight, calories and/or dieting

  • Sudden interest in “healthy” or clean eating, vegetarianism, veganism, elimination diets, etc.

  • Intense fear of being fat or weight gain

  • Refusal to eat certain foods or entire groups of foods (i.e. carbohydrates or desserts)

  • Strange eating habits or food rituals

  • Denial of hunger or weight loss

  • Compulsive exercising

  • Withdrawal from friends, family and “normal” activities/routines       

Typical medical signs of anorexia include:

  • Weight at or below 85 percent of Ideal Body Weight (IBW) for age

  • Significant/dramatic decrease in normal growth chart curve for weight

  • Excessive or compulsive exercise

  • Bradycardia (abnormally low heart rate) and/or orthostasis (a form of low blood pressure that happens when you stand up from sitting or lying down)

  • Absence of or delayed onset of or sporadic/light menses

  • Fatigue, cold-intolerance, dizziness and/or hair thinning/loss

Is recovery from anorexia possible?

Yes! With specialized treatment, a full and lasting recovery is possible. The important part is to get into treatment right away so you or your loved one can be medically and psychologically stabilized before the condition worsens.

What’s next?

Once you complete the form to the right, one of our Masters-level clinicians will contact you for a free, confidential assessment of your symptoms and the treatment options available to you.

If you or a loved one is struggling with an eating disorder, contact us immediately for a confidential consultation.