Quiz helps flag the warning signs of eating disordersPosted on 05/21/18 01:19:pm
At least 30 million people suffer from an eating disorder in the U.S. They happen to both females and males of all ages. In fact, every 62 minutes, at least one person dies as a direct result from an eating disorder—alarming statistics1.
Although not intended to diagnose specific eating disorders, a 10-question confidential quiz recently developed by Rogers, helps determine if you or a loved one has a tendency toward the disorder.
The quiz asks questions such as:
- Do you avoid eating certain foods due to fearing that something bad could happen?
- Intentionally made yourself vomit or exercise excessively to prevent gaining weight?
- Do you frequently avoid eating because of disliking the taste, smell or texture of foods?
- Been consistently anxious when eating food or drinking liquids?
- Felt a need to check the appearance of your body often throughout the day?
"The quiz provides a way for people to anonymously answer a few quick questions to help them determine if they should reach out for help, or reach out for a loved one, “ says Dr. Brad Smith, Eating Disorders Medical Director. “We understand there is not one path to recovery for everyone; it can be complex. We also know it’s not only the individual fighting the disease but loved ones and families as well. We want people to know that Rogers is here. We’re here to provide hope and healing.”
Living with an eating disorder can consume thoughts, take a toll on relationships, and be isolating—not to mention the devastating impact on physical health.
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD)
- Unspecified eating disorders, including orthorexia nervosa and avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID)
- Eating disorders in conjunction with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety disorders, depression or posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), body-focused repetitive behavioral (BFRB) disorders, such as hair-pulling and skin-picking
To take the quiz for you or a loved one, visit rogersbh.org/edquiz.
Eating disorder treatment is offered for ages 8 and up at our Oconomowoc, Appleton, Madison, Chicago, Minneapolis, Nashville, and Tampa locations. Ages treated and type of care—inpatient, residential, and outpatient—vary by location.
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