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Simple Screening Instruments for Eating Disorders

Written by: Martin Winkler
First version: 22 Jul 2008. Latest version: 28 Sep 2009.


Test for eating disorders by answering five questions.


Are there simple instruments to recognize eating disorders?


The diagnosis of an eating disorder is very often missed by mental health professionals. Here is a suggestion of a few relevant questions that should be answered. This little screening tool is called SCOFF-Questions:

NOTE: Score one point for every "yes"; a score of two or more is a likely indication of anorexia nervosa or bulimia. More.

Here is an online screening option provided by the great webpage "Something fishy". You can print the results of this little questionnaire and discuss it with your doctor or therapist! Questionnaire

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