This eating disorder test helps you discover if you confronted so far with eating disorder symptoms through 20 short questions. You can read more on this subject and discover the three main types of eating disorders below the form.
How does this eating disorder test work?
This is a lifestyle assessment you can take in order to discover if you confronted so far with any eating disorder symptoms. There are 20 short questions put in three sections, which cover the best known disorder signs and symptoms. The eating disorder test returns a percentage of the presence of symptoms meaning how many symptoms associated with eating disorder you may have confronted with so far together with a short symptoms level description, together with the level and percentage for each of the 3 main types. Please take account of the fact that the above test should NOT be considered a substitute for any professional medical/mental health service.
- Presence of symptoms associated with eating disorders: 38.64%
This percentage suggests the possible existence of one or more eating disorders symptoms in a moderate state. Please note that only a licensed professional has the authority to officially diagnose an individual with eating disorder symptoms. This test should NOT be considered a substitute for any professional medical/mental health service.
- Presence of symptoms associated with anorexia: 43.75%
- Presence of symptoms associated with bulimia: 53.33%
- Presence of symptoms associated with binge eating: 15.38%
What are eating disorders?
These are seriousphysical disorders in which people are permanently preoccupied by the amount of food they have and by their weight and body image in such way it negatively influences health, well being and self image confidence. Eating disorders are more frequently in women, but this doesn’t mean they cannot affect men. There are 3 main types of eating disorders:
- Anorexia – the action of starving oneself due to the conviction of being overweight. It is admitted to be objective also for all people with a body weight below 15% of the normal body weight considered in their case. There are certain signs accompanying this disorder such as excessive dieting, despite being obviously underweight and loosing even more weight, an innate obsession with nutrition and calories, food rituals or lying about eating patterns. There are also emotional signs such as a fixation on body image, low self esteem and confidence, recurrent obsessive thoughts about being too fat and an overly critical opinion on one’s body.
- Bulimia – represent excessive eating, followed by all sorts of means of evacuating the food ingested by purging behaviors. It is the most common of the eating disorders met in practice. It is characterized by the binge and purge cycle that starts with a binge eating episode followed by a purging of some kind in order to avoid gaining any weight. Following these there are some emotional consequences, such as low self esteem and feelings of disgust both for one’s actions and towards body image. This is then succeeded by a period of strict dieting and whilst this reaches the climax of tension and accumulated cravings, the cycle starts again with the overeating episode.
- Binge eating - represents the repeated behavior of nervous eating, a larger quantity of food intake than it should be normal and eating for emotional reasons even when there is no physical trigger to do so. It is characterized by lack of control over eating, no ability to stop until the activity because physically painful, eating unusual amounts of food without any weight changes and the fact that there can’t be kept a normal eating habit, it is either overeating or fasting.