Info & Self Assessment - Eating Disorders
Eating Disorders are serious illnesses that have significant, and potentially life-threatening consequences. Eating disorders such as Anorexia, Bulimia and Binge Eating disorder, include extreme emotions, thoughts and behaviors surrounding food and weight.
Dissatisfaction with one’s body is common in our culture. In contrast, someone with an eating disorder judges their self-worth largely, or even exclusively, in terms of their shape and weight and their ability to control them. Eating disorders are often misunderstood – an eating disorder is never a choice, an issue of self-discipline or a sign of weakness. Someone struggling with an eating disorder often also struggles with co-occurring issues such as anxiety, depression, poor self esteem or substance misuse. Eating Disorders are issues of control and safety.
Full recovery from an eating disorder is possible!
Self Assessment Questionnaire
This self-assessment is designed to help you identify if you have some symptoms of an eating disorder that may benefit from professional help. It is meant to help you examine your thoughts, feelings and behaviors, and is not designed to take the place of a professional diagnosis or consultation. Answer each item with yes or no.
- Do I think about food and weight constantly?
- Am I terrified about gaining weight?
- Do I feel guilty after eating?
- When I eat, am I afraid I’ll lose control and won’t be able to stop?
- Do I make myself sick after eating because I feel uncomfortably full?
- Do I eat or refuse to eat when I’m angry, anxious or disappointed?
- Am I secretive or dishonest about my eating with others?
- Do I feel exhilarated or in control when I don’t eat?
- Do I exercise no matter how tired or sick I might feel and get upset if I miss exercising?
- Do I feel defeated, hopeless or unworthy about food or my body?