Do I Have an Eating Disorder?
This short assessment will help you determine if you may have an eating disorder.
The SCOFF Questionnaire
- Do you make yourself Sick because you feel uncomfortably full?
- Do you worry you have lost Control over how much you eat?
- Have you recently lost more than One stone in a 3 month period?
- Do you believe yourself to be Fat when others say you are too thin?
- Would you say that Food dominates your life?
If you answered “yes” to two of these questions you may have anorexia or bulimia.
Signs to Look Out For
Family members or friends will notice changes in the appearance and behaviour of someone suffering from an eating disorder. Possible signs to look out for include:
- Loss of weight
- A change in eating habits (eating less, binge eating, skipping meals)
- Frequently mentioning weight and body shape
- Obsessive calorie counting
- They may seem depressed/distant
- Wearing loose clothes to hide a change in figure
- Experimentation with alcohol or drugs
- Signs of self-harm
- Complaining of low energy levels, dizziness, irritable bowel syndrome