Could I Have an Eating Disorder?
Eating disorders (bulimia and anorexia nervosa) affect the individual in various ways. Typically, they follow a progressive course from mild to serious symptoms. These questions have been designed to help you identify a problem with eating. This problem may be in the beginning stages; it may have settled already into a pattern, or it may be quite advanced. While answering the questions below, if you become aware that your eating habits are becoming a problem, please contact the Counseling and Wellness Center at 832-1945 to setup an appointment with one of our counselors.
Please click here to download this self-assessment and bring it with you to your first appointment.
♦ Do you sometimes feel that if you could only lose weight, you would
then be able to achieve all of your other goals? _____ _____
♦ Do you diet or fast as often as weekly or monthly? _____ _____
♦ Are you frequently depressed because you feel fat or overweight? _____ _____
♦ Do you frequently overeat (or frequently control the amount you eat) _____ _____
when you are under pressure or when you feel unhappy?
♦ Would you eat more than others if you didn't control yourself? _____ _____
♦ Do you feel "good" or "bad" according to how much you eat, how
much you weigh, or how much exercise you get? _____ _____
♦ Did you at one time purge occasionally when you wanted to, but
now purge regularly? Does purging let you feel in control? _____ _____
Self-assessments provided by Central Connecticut State University's Counseling and Wellness Center are for educational purposes only. They are not intended to treat or diagnose a situational or permanent medical condition and are not a replacement for proper medical care. Do not use this information to diagnose or treat a physical or mental health problem without consulting a qualified health or mental care provider. If you find that you are concerned with some of the results, please contact the Counseling and Wellness Center to setup an appointment at (860) 832-1945. In the case of emergency, always dial 911.