Are You Wondering Whether You Have Anorexia?
Nowadays it is common for people to watch what they eat or focus on regular exercise to maintain or lose weight. So, how do you know if someone is okay — or if they need help for an eating disorder like anorexia nervosa? If you think someone you know has anorexia, or if you’re worried that you might have anorexia, we invite you to take our brief anorexia self-assessment quiz.
Take Our Anorexia Quiz Now
Below you will find a list of questions that can help you understand if you or a loved one may be living with anorexia. If you answer “yes” to one or more of the questions below, we encourage you to reach out for help.
- 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?
Interpret Your Quiz Results
A “yes” answer to any of these questions warrants a call to an eating disorder treatment professional. If you ever want to talk to someone about your eating disorder concerns, we are here at 877-825-8584 and offer free confidential consultations with our Eating Recovery Center master’s-level clinicians.
Anorexia Can Be All-Consuming
When you’re living in the grips of anorexia, you can become obsessed with the size and shape of your body. People with anorexia go to great lengths to lose weight or change their physical appearance. Even when a large amount of weight is lost, people with anorexia still worry that their bodies are too big because their body image has become distorted. All this worry can consume a great deal of time and energy, leading to high levels of mental distress, anxiety, and depression. Along with emotional concerns, the physical health complications associated with anorexia can be severe, and even fatal.
Find Healing and Lasting Recovery From Anorexia
The combination of the physical complications of anorexia and the mental distress associated with this eating disorder is a heavy burden to lift. Thankfully, anorexia treatment by expert eating disorder treatment professionals can help to lift this burden, offering you a full chance for recovery. ERC’s doctors and therapists pioneered the multidisciplinary treatment model for eating disorders at higher levels of care that is widely used today, and our evidence-based treatment approach addresses all medical, nutritional, and psychological issues, and so much more. With programming and services to support your health at every level of care, we are here to help you achieve recovery.
Anorexia FAQ/More Information
What is anorexia nervosa?
Although research about anorexia nervosa is ongoing, there is a lot you can learn about this eating disorder to understand how to get help for yourself or how to help a loved one.
What causes anorexia?
As with other eating disorders, anorexia has no single cause. However, research suggests that eating disorders stem from a variety of genetic, psychological, and sociocultural factors.
What are the symptoms of anorexia?
Anorexia is one of the deadliest mental illnesses. It is crucial to understand the warning signs and symptoms of this complex condition.
What are the health risks associated with anorexia?
Anorexia nervosa is a serious and sometimes fatal condition that can affect nearly every system of the body. There are many short-term and long-term health risks associated with anorexia nervosa.
How is anorexia treated?
Anorexia treatment is personalized, depending on each patient’s needs. Medical stabilization, psychiatric stabilization, nutritional rehabilitation, and weight restoration (when appropriate) are all considered when determining a patient’s treatment plan.
What are the facts about anorexia?
A devastating illness that often requires intensive treatment, anorexia takes the lives of far too many people each year.
Do I have anorexia?
If you or a loved one struggle with some of the symptoms described here, we can help you explore anorexia treatment options.
You Can Overcome Anorexia
When treating anorexia, time is of the essence. It’s imperative that anyone exhibiting signs of anorexia get help as quickly as possible to minimize the physical complications associated with anorexia.
If you are struggling with an eating disorder, such as anorexia, please contact us at 877-825-8584 so we can schedule a free confidential consultation with one of our Masters-level clinician.