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3 Minute Bulimia Test

Based on the work of Dr. David M. Garner, Ph.D.

Instructions: Instructions: Below is a list of questions that relate to life experiences common among people who have been diagnosed with Bulimia. 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 use laxatives, diet pills, and/or diuretics (water pills) to control my body weight or shape.


The IDRlabs 3 Minute BULIMIA Test (IDR-3MBULIMIAT) was developed by IDRlabs. The IDR-3MBULIMIAT is based on the work of David M. Garner Ph.D. The IDR-3MBULIMIAT is not associated with any specific researchers in the field of psychopathology or any affiliated research institutions.

The IDRlabs 3 Minute BULIMIA Test was informed by the EAT-26 test criteria for BULIMIA, as published in Garner & Garfinkel, 1979; Garner, Olmsted, Bohr, & Garkinkel, 1982. Garfinkel, P. & Newman, A. (2001). The Eating Attitudes Test: Twenty-five years later. Eating and Weight Disorders — Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity, 6(1), 1–21. Garner, D., Olmsted, M. P., Bohr, Y., & Garfinkel, P. E. (1982). The Eating Attitudes Test: Psychometric features and clinical correlates. Psychological Medicine, 12(4), 871-878. Garner, D. (2009). EAT-26 Self-Test. Retrieved from Gleaves, D. H., Pearson, C. A., Ambwani, S., &Morey, L. C. (2014). Measuring eating disorder attitudes and behaviors: A reliability generalization study. Journal of Eating Disorders, 2(6), 1-12. doi: 10.1186/2050-2974-2-6.

David M. Garner, Ph.D. received the Distinguished Achievement Award from the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance for his innovative work in body image research. Alongside his prolific research, Dr. David M. Garner has held academic appointments at the University of Toronto, Bowling Green State University, and the University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio, among other positions. A certified life coach practicing since 2013, Dr. Garner is a former member of the International Coaching Federation and the president of Heart Life Coaching, LLC. The work of Dr. Garner has also informed some of the diagnostic criteria in the form of the widely used psychological instrument, the EAT-26 BULIMIA screening tool, 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 BULIMIA Test are independent from the above researchers, organizations, or their affiliated institutions.

The 3 Minute BULIMIA Test is based on a famous and well-regarded inventory for the assessment of the clinical concept of Eating Disorder Risk. However, free online tests and quizzes such as this one are solely first takes and cannot provide accurate assessments of your potential 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 BULIMIA Quiz, which allows you to screen yourself for the signs and symptoms of this 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 BULIMIA 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 Bulimia Test is delivered to you free of charge and will allow you to obtain your scores related to an eating disorder.

2. Clinically oriented. The feedback delivered by this instrument is based on the work of David M. Garner Ph.D. and is designed to deliver a clear clinical picture of the respondent’s current symptoms indicating Bulimia 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.