Eating Disorder Screening Test

Instructions for the Eating Disorder Screening Test:

Please carefully read the following questions and choose the one answer that best reflects your feelings, behaviors, and experiences. For some items, you are asked to fill in specific numbers so please type those in the indicated spot.

1. Are you currently in treatment for an eating disorder?
2. What was your lowest weight in the past year, including today, in pounds?
3. What is your current weight in pounds?
4. What is your current height in inches?
5. How much more or less do you feel you worry about your weight and body shape than other people your age?
6. How afraid are you of gaining 3 pounds?
7. When was the last time you went on a diet?
8. Compared to other things in your life, how important is your weight to you?
9. Do you ever feel fat?
10. In the past 3 months, how many times have you had a sense of loss of control AND you also ate what most people would regard as an unusually large amount of food at one time, defined as definitely more than most people would eat under similar circumstances?
*11a. (If yes to #10): During these episodes of eating an unusually large amount of food with a sense of loss of control, do you:Eat much more rapidly than normal?
*11b. (If yes to #10): During these episodes of eating an unusually large amount of food with a sense of loss of control, do you:Eat until feeling uncomfortably full?
*11c. (If yes to #10): During these episodes of eating an unusually large amount of food with a sense of loss of control, do you:Eat large amounts of food when not feeling physically hungry?
*11d. (If yes to #10): During these episodes of eating an unusually large amount of food with a sense of loss of control, do you:Eat alone because of feeling embarrassed by how much you are eating?
*11e. (If yes to #10): During these episodes of eating an unusually large amount of food with a sense of loss of control, do you:Feel disgusted, depressed, or very guilty afterward?
*12. (If yes to #10):How distressed or upset have you felt about these episodes?
13a. In the past 3 months, how many times have you done any of the following as a means to control your weight and shape:Made yourself throw-up?
13b. In the past 3 months, how many times have you done any of the following as a means to control your weight and shape:Used diuretics or laxatives?
13c. In the past 3 months, how many times have you done any of the following as a means to control your weight and shape:Exercised excessively?
13d. In the past 3 months, how many times have you done any of the following as a means to control your weight and shape:Fasted?
14. Do you consume a small amount of food (i.e., less than 1200 calories/day) on a regular basis to influence your shape or weight?
15. Do you struggle with a lack of interest in eating or food?
16. Do you avoid certain or many foods because of such features as texture, consistency, temperature, or smell, or have other people suggested this may be the case for you?
17. Do you avoid certain or many foods because of fear of experience negative consequences like choking or vomiting, or have other people suggested this may be the case for you?
18. Have you experienced significant weight loss (or are at a low weight for your age and height) but are not overly concerned with the size or shape of your body?

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Rachel Eddins, M.Ed., LPC-S, CGP
Rachel’s passion is to help people discover their personal gifts and strengths to achieve self-acceptance, create a healthy relationship with food, mind and body, and find meaning and fulfillment in work and life roles. She helps people create nurturance and healing from within to restore balance and enoughness and overcome binge eating, emotional eating, anxiety, depression and lack of career fulfillment.

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