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Eating Disorder Test

Based on the work of psychologists Fairburn, Cooper, and O’Connor, this test assesses the signs and symptoms that may indicate the presence of an eating disorder. These signs belong to subscales of restraint, eating concern, weight concern, and shape concern. Early detection of disordered eating is the first step toward getting the appropriate professional help.

Do you have an eating disorder? For each of the following items, indicate how strongly it applies to you.

Question 1 of 21

I often feel guilty after eating.



The IDRlabs Eating Disorders Test is the property of IDRlabs International. The test is based on the original assessment tool, the Eating Disorders Examination, as produced by psychologists Fairburn, Cooper, and O’Connor in affiliation with Oxford University.

This Eating Disorders Test is based on the Eating Disorders Examination Questionnaire, which is arguably the most widely used instrument to assess signs and symptoms of eating disorders. This framework for conceptualizing eating disorders is unique due to its four subscales: Food Restraint, Eating Concern, Body Shape Concern, and Weight Concern. Free online tests such as this one are only preliminary reflections of the psychological concept being measured and cannot provide completely accurate assessments of your personality or components of your psychological state. The present test provides information on eating disorders for educational purposes only and should not be construed as providing health advice, warranties, or professional services of any kind.

As the publishers of this free online Eating Disorders Test, which allows you to screen yourself for the signs and symptoms of anorexia, bulimia, and binge-eating disorders, we have strived to make the test as reliable, precise, and comprehensive as possible. Like other online psychological tests found on our site, as well as other professional tests and quizzes found elsewhere, our free online test is subject to statistical controls and validation.

The authors of this free online test are certified in the use of numerous psychological tests and have worked professionally with psychometrics, typology, and personality testing. Before taking our free Eating Disorders Test, please remember that while some of the results provided may align with the results of other tests and materials, this test should not be confused with any such official trademarked tests. The results of our free online eating disorders test are provided "as-is” and should not be understood as comparable to professional assessment or recommendations. For more information, please consult our Terms of Service.

Why Use This Test?

1. Free. This online Eating Disorders Test is delivered to you free of charge and will allow you to obtain your scores on psychological criteria related to eating disorders, as informed by the Eating Disorders Examination Questionnaire published in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Eating Disorders.

2. Validity and reliability. Empirical testing has shown the validity of the EDEQ test. The evidence has been published in scientific journals and the construct has been shown to have good scientific validity.

3. Based on peer-reviewed research. The present test is based on peer-reviewed research, as published in notable scientific journals such as the International Journal of Eating Disorders.

4. Statistical controls. Test scores are logged into an anonymized database. Statistical analysis of the test is conducted to ensure maximum accuracy and validity of the test scores.

5. Made by professionals. The authors of this free online eating disorders test are certified in the use of numerous psychological tests and have worked professionally with personality and psychological testing.