Do I Have An Eating Disorder?

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Do I Have An Eating Disorder?

Are you wondering if you have an eating disorder? This simple questionnaire may help you understand some of the risk factors associated with a wide range of eating disorders. Tapestry is committed to providing women with innovative eating disorder treatment. Please note that this is not a scientific or diagnostic tool. For the best possible assessment of your health, please see a healthcare professional, therapist, nutritionist, or other counselor.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Do you find yourself eating until you are full?
    • A. 

      Frequently

    • B. 

      Sometimes

    • C. 

      Rarely

    • D. 

      Never

  • 2. 
    Do you feel the urge or cause yourself to vomit after eating?
    • A. 

      Frequently

    • B. 

      Sometimes

    • C. 

      Rarely

    • D. 

      Never

  • 3. 
    Do you ever choose not to eat because of how it may affect your body? 
    • A. 

      Frequently

    • B. 

      Sometimes

    • C. 

      Rarely

    • D. 

      Never

  • 4. 
    Have others made statements about your weight or figure that caused you to modify your diet?
    • A. 

      Frequently

    • B. 

      Sometimes

    • C. 

      Rarely

    • D. 

      Never

  • 5. 
    In your own opinion, what do you consider to be personally "overweight?"
    • A. 

      1 to 10 pounds over IBW (ideal body weight)

    • B. 

      10 to 20 pounds over IBW

    • C. 

      Over 20 pounds over IBW

  • 6. 
    In your own opinion, what do you consider to be personally "underweight?"
    • A. 

      1 to 10 pounds under IBW (ideal body weight)

    • B. 

      10 to 20 pounds under IBW

    • C. 

      Over 20 pounds under IBW

  • 7. 
    Do you ever notice a negative change in self-esteem after eating a whole typically portioned meal?
    • A. 

      Frequently

    • B. 

      Sometimes

    • C. 

      Rarely

    • D. 

      Never

  • 8. 
    Are you likely to compare how you want to look to a famous person?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      Maybe (it depends on how I'm feeling about myself at the time)

    • C. 

      No

  • 9. 
    Either by choice or cimcumstance, do you experience days where you don't eat anything at all?
    • A. 

      Frequently

    • B. 

      Sometimes

    • C. 

      Rarely

    • D. 

      Never

  • 10. 
    Do you feel any form of intense emotion after eating that interferes in your ability to maintain stable, contented state of mind?
    • A. 

      Frequently

    • B. 

      Sometimes

    • C. 

      Rarely

    • D. 

      Never

  • 11. 
    After you eat, will you exercise excessively in order to make up for your caloric intake?
    • A. 

      Yes - daily

    • B. 

      Yes- sometimes

    • C. 

      Yes - rarely

    • D. 

      Never

  • 12. 
    Do you find yourself cutting and dividing your (typically sized) meal into smaller portions?
    • A. 

      Frequently

    • B. 

      Sometimes

    • C. 

      Rarely

    • D. 

      Never

  • 13. 
    Do you have episodes of depression, anxiety or anger which are severe enough to cause you to want to hurt yourself in any way?
    • A. 

      Yes - I have thoughts to hurt myself or have done so repeatedly in the past.

    • B. 

      Yes - I have occasional thoughts to hurt myself and have done so a few times.

    • C. 

      Yes - I have these episodes but treatment and/or my own willpower prevents me from self-harm.

    • D. 

      No - I have emotional periods but have never thought of or considered self-harm.

    • E. 

      No - I feel my emotions are fairly typical and are easily regulated..

  • 14. 
    When you look in the mirror, what do you see?
    • A. 

      A beautiful person inside and out who is capable of loving herself.

    • B. 

      A person inside and out who can be beautiful but has some areas of her body which aren't liked.

    • C. 

      A person whose body isn't what I want it to be, but has a good heart.

    • D. 

      A person who doesn't like her body and isn't content with her inner life.

    • E. 

      A person who believes she is ugly and doesn't like herself.

  • 15. 
    Have you ever taken "extreme" measures to lose weight (such as fasting, taking laxatives, purging, or obsessively exercised) which caused you to suspect or experience medical complications? 
    • A. 

      Frequently

    • B. 

      Sometimes

    • C. 

      Rarely

    • D. 

      Never

  • 16. 
    Have you ever hoarded your food or been otherwise secretive about your eating habits?
    • A. 

      Frequently

    • B. 

      Sometimes

    • C. 

      Rarely

    • D. 

      Never

  • 17. 
    Do you feel a sense of hopelessness when it comes to whether your body will ever look the way you want it to look?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      Sometimes

    • C. 

      No

  • 18. 
    Do you have any of the following medical conditions: nausea, dizziness, hypo- or hyperglycemia, migraines, neuropathy, easy bruising, unexplained swelling, lethargy, erratic sleep and/or appetite cycles, menstrual irregularity, high pain threshold, or major dental problems? 
    • A. 

      Yes - many of these symptoms

    • B. 

      Yes - a few of these symptoms

    • C. 

      Yes - one or two of these symptoms

    • D. 

      In the past I had two or more of these symptoms which were successfully medically treated

    • E. 

      No - I have none of these symptoms

  • 19. 
    What is your gender?
    • A. 

      Female

    • B. 

      Male

    • C. 

      Transgendered

  • 20. 
    What is your age range?
    • A. 

      10-18

    • B. 

      18-24

    • C. 

      25-30

    • D. 

      31-40

    • E. 

      41-50

    • F. 

      50-65

    • G. 

      65 or over