Test for eating disorders

The range of eating disorders is great. Eating disorders develop over a long time but merely shows you a tendency, so that it is not easy for the person affected and also for his relatives to recognize a beginning or already existing disease. The following test can give you an initial indication of whether you have an eating disorder or if you have already developed symptoms of an eating disorder.
Please note: This test can not replace the diagnosis by an expert, but merely show you a tendency.
Please read the questions carefully and tick those statements that apply to you:

1) Are your thoughts constantly on the topic of food, figure, weight?
2) Do you feel too fat though your family / friends assure you that you are normal or underweight?
3) Does your mood & self-worth depend on the number provided on the scale?
4) According to the current weight tables and the calculation of the body mass index (= weight in kg / size in m2) are you underweight?
5) Do you weigh yourself daily?
6) Are you constantly afraid of gaining weight?
7) Do you feel bad when you have eaten a lot or are full?
8) Do you suppress hunger through smoking or chewing gum?
9) Do you suffer from binge eating and eat uncontrollably large amounts of food?
10) Do you enjoy eating in company?
11) Do you use an appetite suppressant, laxative, or exercise excessively to control your weight?
12) Do you avoid high-calorie foods and this may have caused your underweight?
13) Do you suffer from health problems?
14) Has your menstruation been absent for some time (in women) or has your potency decreased or disappeared (in men)?

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