What is body checking?

Body checking refers to a repetitive, often compulsive scrutiny of one's appearance based on their size and shape. This may include frequently checking the mirror, measuring different areas of the body to determine if they've changed size, and more. Dr. Nicholas Farrell, Oconomowoc campus clinical director and clinical supervisor of Eating Disorder Recovery for Rogers, explains the common signs of body checking and how it is addressed in treatment.

Related resources

#
Dietitians help create a lifelong healthy relationship with food
Nearly 29 million Americans will have an eating disorder in their lifetime.…
Learn more
#
Live Q&A: Treatment during COVID
A Q&A with Dr. Sanjaya Saxena, MD, psychiatrist at Rogers' San Diego…
Learn more
#
Youth sports, weight restrictions, and eating disorders
Youth sports can offer excellent benefits for kids, including the chance to…
Learn more

Call 800-767-4411 or go to rogersbh.org to request a free screening.