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Eating disorder screening test

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Eating disorders are characterized by pervasive maladaptive patterns concerning weight, body image and eating habits. Three important and clear-cut syndromes are described: anorexia nervosa , bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder.

Anorexia nervosa is a disorder characterized by deliberate weight loss, induced
and/or sustained by the patient. The disorder occurs most commonly in
adolescent girls and young women, but adolescent boys and young men may be
affected more rarely, as may children approaching puberty and older women up
to the menopause.

Bulimia nervosa is a syndrome characterized by repeated bouts of overeating and
an excessive preoccupation with the control of body weight, leading the patient to
adopt extreme measures so as to mitigate the “fattening” effects of ingested food.

Binge Eating Disorder (BED) is commonly known by compulsive overeating or consuming abnormal amounts of food while feeling unable to stop and at loss of control. Binge eating episodes are typically classified as occurring on average a minimum of twice per week for a duration of six months.


Take the eating disorder screening test

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1.Compared to others your age, do you spend a significant amount of time worrying about your body, weight or shape? *
2.Is there a persistent preoccupation with eating, and an irresistible craving for food? *
3.Do you worry you have lost control over how much you eat? *
4.Do you try to counteract the “fattening” effects of food by one or more of the following: self-induced vomiting; purgative abuse, alternating periods of starvation; use of drugs such as appetite suppressants, thyroid preparations or diuretics ? *
5.Do you believe that you are fat when others say you are too thin? *
6.Are eating or related activities distressing to you? *
7.Do you, at times consume large amounts of food , typically till you feel uncomfortable ? *
8.Have you experienced periods of anxiety and stress that can be relieved only by eating large quantities of food? *
9.Have you experienced perdiods of anxiety and stress that can be relieved only by throwing up ? *