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3 Minute Anorexia Test

Based on the work of Dr. John F. Morgan, M.D.

Instructions: Below is a list of questions that relate to life experiences common among people who have been diagnosed with Anorexia Nervosa (AN). Please read each question carefully, and indicate whether it applies to you or not.

Your privacy is protected. All results are anonymous.

Question 1 of 10

I starve myself even when I feel fatigued from hunger.


The IDRlabs 3 Minute AN Test (IDR-3MANT) was developed by IDRlabs. The IDR-3MANT is based on the work of Dr. John Morgan, Fiona Reid, and Dr. John Hubert Lacey, who created the SCOFF Questionnaire. The IDR-3MANT is not associated with any specific researchers in the field of psychopathology or any affiliated research institutions.

The IDRlabs 3 Minute AN Test was informed by the SCOFF Questionnaire’s criteria for AN, as published in Morgan JF, Reid F, Lacey JH. The SCOFF questionnaire: assessment of a new screening tool for eating disorders. BMJ. 1999;319(7223):1467. Botella, J., Sepulveda, A. R., Huang, H., & Gambara, H. (2013). A meta-analysis of the diagnostic accuracy of the SCOFF. Spanish Journal of Psychology, 16, E92. Crosby, R. D., & Mitchell, J. E. (2000). The SCOFF questionnaire – A promising instrument, but more research is needed. Western Journal of Medicine, 172, 164–165. Luck, A. J., Morgan, J. F., Reid, F., O’Brien, A., Brunton, J., Price, C., Perry, L., & Lacey, J. H. (2002). The SCOFF questionnaire and clinical interview for eating disorders in general practice: comparative study. British Medical Journal, 325(7367), 755–756. Solmi, F., Hatch, S. L., Hotopf, M., Treasure, J., & Micali, N. (2015). Validation of the SCOFF questionnaire for eating disorders in a multiethnic general population sample. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 48(3), 312–316.

The work of Dr. Morgan, Reid, and Dr. Lacey has also informed some of the diagnostic criteria in the form of the widely used psychological instrument, the SCOFF Questionnaire for clinical use, especially by qualified mental health professionals. The present test is intended for educational purposes only. IDRlabs and the present IDRlabs 3 Minute AN Test are independent from the above researchers, organizations, or their affiliated institutions.

The 3 Minute AN Test is based on a famous and well-regarded inventory for the assessment of the clinical concept of Anorexia Nervosa, which is a feeding and eating disorder. However, free online tests and quizzes such as this one are solely first takes and cannot provide accurate assessments of your potential feeding and eating disorders. Hence, the test is intended to be used for educational purposes only. A definitive mental health assessment can be made only by a qualified mental health professional.

As the publishers of this free online 3 Minute AN test, which allows you to screen yourself for the signs and symptoms of this feeding and eating disorder, we have strived to make the test as reliable and valid as possible, by subjecting this test to statistical controls and validation. However, free online quizzes such as the present 3 Minute AN Test do not provide professional assessments or recommendations of any kind; the test is provided entirely “as-is.” For more information about any of our online tests and quizzes, please consult our Terms of Service.

Why Use This Test?

1. Free. This 3 Minute Anorexia Test is delivered to you free of charge and will allow you to obtain your scores related to abnormal eating patterns, specifically using extreme efforts to achieve an abnormally low body weight.

2. Clinically oriented. The feedback delivered by this instrument is based on the work of M.D.s and is designed to deliver a clear clinical picture of the respondent’s current symptoms indicating AN as measured according to standardized items.

3. Statistical controls. Statistical analysis of the test is conducted to ensure maximum accuracy and validity of the test scores.

4. Made by professionals. The present test has been made with the input of people who work professionally with psychology and individual differences research.