How do I know if I have an eating disorder?
It’s common for people to wonder whether they may have an eating disorder.
After all, many of the signs and symptoms of eating disorders and so common in modern society that some people believe that they’re now the norm rather than the exception.
Determining whether you meet diagnostic criteria for a particular eating disorder is a complex process; it usually requires the person to have a lengthy semi-structured interview with a trained mental health professional.
However, answering well-validated self-report questionnaires can also give you some important insights toward your current eating behaviours and may also be a useful diagnostic screening tool.
If you’re interested in finding out about your current eating patterns, we invite you to complete the Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire.
The 28-item Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire is the most widely used measure of eating disorder symptoms. It assesses a broad range of cognitive and behavioural features of eating disorders.
While the Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire cannot be used to diagnose someone, responses to this questionnaire can provide information on how your current levels of eating disorder symptoms compared to the general population or to people with a confirmed eating disorder.
If you answer the Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire and some basic demographic questions below, we will provide you with personalized feedback about your current level of eating disorder symptoms.
Please note that your responses will be completely confidential and no identifiable information will be shared. The feedback we provide will be based on norms established through published, peer-reviewed research using this scale.
Take the test and see how you go!