Get your "Eating Disorder Risk Score" for free
If you are concerned about your eating patterns, you can take the EAT-26 questionnaire, which is a widely used standardized self-report measure of symptoms and concerns characteristic of eating disorders. It is a screening tool often used in clinical settings and will give you a score that measures your risk for eating disorders.
However, being a screening tool, the EAT-26 is not designed to make a diagnosis of an eating disorder or to take the place of a professional diagnosis or consultation. The EAT-26 alone does not yield a specific diagnosis of an eating disorder, but will tell you whether you are at high risk, which in case you should seek professional help.
What the Score Means:
- Having a score of 20 or higher means you are at great risk for an eating disorder and should be interviewed by a qualified professional
- It is noted that even if you have a score less than 20, although at a lower risk, you could still have a serious eating problem, so do not let the results deter you from seeking help. For example, some individuals with Binge Eating Disorder (BED) score low on the EAT-26 but may have a serious eating disorder.
** For more information of the scoring system, please visit EAT-26