Test for Anorexia Nervosa

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Do you eat very little and/or avoid eating foods you see as fattening? Do you lie about what and when you’ve eaten and how much you weigh? Do you have an overwhelming fear of gaining weight? Do you have strict rules and rituals around eating? Do you believe you are fat when you’re a healthy weight or underweight? Do you have an unusually low body mass index?

Take this quiz to see if you have Anorexia Nervosa.

It's free, quick, confidential, and scientifically validated.

Please click the response to each statement that best describes you
1. I am terrified about being overweight.
2. I avoid eating when I am hungry.
3. I find myself preoccupied with food.
4. I have gone on eating binges where I felt that I may not be able to stop.
5. I cut my food into small pieces.
6. I am aware of the calorie content of foods that I eat.
7. I particularly avoid food with a high carbohydrates content (i.e. bread, rice, potatoes, etc.)
8. I feel that others would prefer if I ate more.
9. I vomit after I have eaten.
10. I feel extremely guilty after eating.
11. I am preoccupied with a desire to be thinner.
12. I think about burning up calories when I exercise.
13. Other people think that I am too thin.
14. I am preoccupied with the thought of having fat on my body.
15. I take longer than others to eat my meals.
16. I avoid foods with sugar in them.
17. I eat diet foods.
18. I feel that food controls my life.
19. I display self-control around food.
20. I feel that others pressure me to eat.
21. I give too much time and thought to food.
22. I feel uncomfortable eating sweets.
23. I engage in dieting behaviour.
24. I like my stomach to be empty.
25. I have the impulse to vomit after meals.
26. I enjoy trying new rich foods.
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References: Garner, D.M., Olmsted, M.P., Bohr, Y., and Garfinkel, P.E. (1982). The Eating Attitudes Test: Psychometric features and clinical correlates. Psychological Medicine, 12, 871-878.

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