Eating disorders self-assessment

Eating disorders are complex mental health conditions that can affect anyone at any time in their lives. But healing and recovery is possible. If you’re experiencing fear or concern that you might have an eating disorder, Melrose Center can work with you in a supportive and nurturing environment so you’re never alone in your recovery.

Our self-assessment is adapted from the SCOFF Questionnaire, which is a simple, five-question screening test. These questions are part of a standard assessment used by doctors to screen someone for their risk of an eating disorder. This isn’t a formal diagnosis. It’s a guide to help you understand if you, or someone you love, should speak with a doctor.

To give yourself a self-assessment, read the questions and answer “true” or “false.”

  1. I make myself sick when I feel uncomfortably full.
  2. I worry I have lost control over how much I eat.
  3. I recently lost more than 15 pounds in a three-month period.
  4. I believe I’m fat, but others say I am too thin.
  5. I would say food dominates my life.

If you answered “true” to two or more of these statements, you might be at risk of an eating disorder. We can help. Make an appointment with Melrose Center for an assessment. We’ll get you answers and start you on next steps, if needed. Our expert team of dedicated psychologists, doctors, nurses and many others are here for you at every step.