Eating disorders can affect men and women of all ages. It can develop at any time, although most usually during adolescence or early adulthood. Nevertheless, eating disorders don’t just affect one kind of person; someone who doesn’t feel like they fit the “typical” profile might be avoiding to get help, out of shame or stigma. But when does an unhealthy relationship with food becomes a serious issue? At some point, you might be asking “Do I have an eating disorder?”.
Evermore people are struggling with body image and therefore their eating habits. A major 2008 study even shows that 3 out of 4 American women between the ages of 25 and 45 have some form of disordered eating. Even though women might be the most vulnerable group, eating disorders can affect men and women across all cultures and age groups.
When it comes to eating disorders, many people may think of anorexia or bulimia. Although these disorders are the most common, there are several other types like binge eating, rumination disorder, avoidant restrictive food intake disorder and other types of unhealthy relationships with food. When left untreated, eating disorders increase not only the risk of physical health complications but also psychological disorders, such as depression and anxiety.
Are you looking to understand your relationship with food? Have you asked yourself “Should I be concerned about my eating habits?” or even “Do I have an eating disorder?”. This self-assessment test will help you better understand your current eating habits and determine if you have a possible eating disorder.
When answering the questions, use the last 6 months of your life as a frame of reference. Be honest with yourself, only then you will receive the correct results of your test.
This test is based on the Eating Attitudes Test (EAT-26).
Please note that this test is not meant to provide an official diagnosis of an eating disorder. If you find that you have a question about your own relationship with food or that of a loved one, either now or in the future, please discuss this with your physician, healthcare professional, or contact us at Rosglas Recovery where we provide safe, 1-on-1 treatment in complete privacy.