Eating Disorders

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Are you wondering if you have an eating disorder? Do you experience any of the following…

  • An intense fear of gaining weight or becoming fat even though you have been told that you are underweight.
  • You see your body differently than what other people see.
  • You continue to lose weight even though others around you say you need to stop.
  • If you are a woman you have missed more than three consecutive menstrual cycles and you are not pregnant.
  • Regular (more than 2 times/week for the last 3 months) use of laxatives, diuretics, or enemas.
  • Self induce vomiting (more than 2 times/week for the last 3 months).
  • Eat more during a short period of time than others would in that same amount of time.
  • Feel like you are out of control when you are eating.
  • How you feel about yourself changes by how much you weigh or how you feel your body looks that day.
  • You regularly restrict what you eat.
  • Eat alone because you feel embarrassed.
  • Feel guilt after you eat or if you miss a day of exercise.
  • Eat large amounts of food when not feeling physically hungry.
  • Eat until feeling uncomfortably full.
  • Regularly chew and spit out large amounts of food without swallowing.

*If you are experiencing 3 or more of these symptoms, you may have an eating disorder. It is recommended that you contact a mental health professional to discuss your concerns.

**Disclaimer: This tool is not a substitute for psychological testing, psychotherapy or mental health treatment.**

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