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How to Tell if You Have an Eating Disorder

If you are asking yourself, “Do I have an eating disorder?” this self-assessment quiz will help you determine if you are at risk:*

Eating disorders are mental illnesses characterized by maladaptive thoughts and behaviors related to food, eating and body size, shape and weight.

* Adapted from SCOFF screening questionnaire

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Please note: this online eating disorder screening test is not intended to diagnose an illness. If you are struggling with eating disorder behaviors, we encourage you to call us at 877-825-8584 or find an experienced eating disorder treatment professional near you. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please dial 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.

What is an Eating Disorder?

Eating disorders, including anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder, typically involve  extreme emotions, attitudes, and behaviors related to weight and food issues. While some eating disorder symptoms are noticeable, people often keep thoughts and behaviors related to their eating disorder secret. This is why  detection of eating disorders can be quite difficult. Notably, people do not have to be underweight to be diagnosed with an eating disorder. You can’t determine if someone has an eating disorder just by looking at them.

Discover More Eating Disorder Screening Tests

There are many different types of eating disorders. All are associated with many serious health complications and risks. See additional eating disorder screening tests below.


Eating disorders are hard, but they are treatable

No matter how long you’ve been worrying about what you eat or the way your body looks, we want you to know that you can learn how to live a life free from eating disorder thoughts and behaviors. Unfortunately, far too many people suffer in silence, leading eating disorders to have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness. Thankfully, help is available with effective, evidence-based treatments for eating disorders.

Find Help for Eating Disorders

Your eating disorder does not have to define you. We see people overcoming struggles related to eating disorders every day. Find your way to effective, supportive eating disorder treatment at one of our in-person treatment centers, or via virtual intensive outpatient treatment nationwide. Simply use our location finder to locate an eating disorder treatment program near you.

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