Anxiety Test

This is a self-test for Anxiety. When answering questions please mark the one that applies to you in the last 30 days. This information is solely for informational and educational purposes. The publication of this information does not constitute the practice of medicine, and this information does not replace the advice of your physician or other health care provider.


Questions: 20
Attempts allowed: Unlimited
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Depression Test

This is a self-test for Depression. When answering questions please mark the one that applies to you in the last 7 days. This information is solely for informational and educational purposes. The publication of this information does not constitute the practice of medicine, and this information does not replace the advice of your physician or other health care provider.


Questions: 20
Attempts allowed: Unlimited
Available: Always
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OCD Test

This is a self-test for OCD When answering questions please mark the one that applies to you. This information is solely for informational and educational purposes. The results of this information does not constitute the practice of medicine, and this information does not replace the advice of your physician or other health care provider.


Questions: 30
Attempts allowed: Unlimited
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Social Anxiety Test

This is a self-test for Social Anxiety and Social Phobia. This measure assesses the way that social phobia plays a role in your life across a variety of situations. Read each situation carefully and answer the question. We ask that you imagine “what if you were faced with that situation,” and then, rate the degree to which you would Fear this hypothetical situation about that situation. This information is solely for informational and educational purposes. The results of this information does not constitute the practice of medicine, and this information does not replace the advice of your physician or other health care provider.


Questions: 24
Attempts allowed: Unlimited
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Eating Disorder Self Test

This is a screening measure to help you determine whether you might have an eating disorder that needs professional attention. This screening measure is not designed to make a diagnosis of an eating disorder or take the place of a professional consultation. Please fill out the form below as accurately, honestly and completely as possible. There are no right or wrong answers. All of your responses are confidential.

This screening measure is not for diagnosis and does not take the place of a professional consultation. This information is solely for informational and educational purposes. The publication of this information does not constitute the practice of medicine, and this information does not replace the advice of your physician or other health care provider.


Questions: 26
Attempts allowed: Unlimited
Available: Always
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What Are The Options For Paying For Inpatient Treatment? I Have Kaiser Permenente For Insurance And Idk If They’ll Pay For It But I Don’t Have The Money For Treatment. I Won’t Recover If I’m Not Inpatient, So Realisticly Speaking What Do I Do?

I Can’t Just Forget About The
jk42 – 07/07/2012 – 23:51

I can’t just forget about the money, and I feel so guilty with the thought of all the bills/debt that would be on my parents. (I’m 15 btw)


Talk To Your Parents And Go
jrn – 07/10/2012 – 10:06

Talk to your parents and go to Kaiser with them to discuss their available programs. They might cover a lot more than you think. You need to let your parents make the decisions about their money. You will feel much more guilty down the road if you don’t talk to them.

–EatingDisorders.com Content Manager

Refeeding Problems

I Have Terrible Refeeding
tinab – 09/08/2009 – 15:02

I have terrible refeeding edema. It is horrible and my body is just packing on the pounds. I am a disaster in every way, and I completely understand this feeling of being out of control and sore because your body hurts from the extra water stretching out your skin. I also look somewhat pregnant without the nice round stomach…much more like jello, and unevenly distributed. I have no clue if this will ever work..it has been 7 weeks today. I currently take a prescription diuretic. I am not sure now if that is helping or hurting. My questions are: will my body return to a healthy weight if I continue to eat right and exercise moderately and what do I do about the diuretic? It is prescribed but I am really wondering if it is best now? Will I ever be normal again?


I Also Suffer Refeeding
nicola78 – 12/11/2009 – 21:57

i also suffer refeeding problems more with my digestive system and i completely understand how difficult it is to fight for recovery when it feels so sore!!, but i have been in a teratment center and these problem are to be expected as the body begins to readjust.that may take a long time but please try and look at tese as symptoms of RECOVERY!!!u should talk to your doctor about your fears surrounding the diuretic, and be totally honest..maybe we could keep in touch as a support to get through this battle and help each other stay positive that time will heal all..good luck:)

I Just Got My Period After Dealing With Anorexia, (I Went 4 Months Without 1), And Every Morning I Wake Up With The Most Painful Abdomen Pains And My Heart Beats Really Fast, I Throw Up, It Goes On All Day. Could This Be My Period Or Something More?

Hi: While I’m Happy To Hear
Amy Colwell – 08/30/2012 – 10:23

Hi:

While I’m happy to hear that your period has returned, I’m sorry that you are going through these unpleasant symptoms.

Anorexia causes a disruption to the production of hormones that are responsible for menstruation. Although you are experiencing some success with re-gaining body fat following anorexia, you may find that it takes some time for things to completely return to normal, and for your regular menstrual cycle to return.

I’m not sure from your question whether you are experiencing abdominal pain during your period, or all the time. Regardless, it sounds as though you are going through a lot of pain and discomfort, as well as having to cope with some distressing symptoms such as nausea, vomitting, and heart palpitations.

Anorexia is a serious eating disorder, and causes severe stress on your body. As I mentioned earlier, it does take time for full recovery (mental and physical)to occur, and it is not unusual for individuals to experience digestive disturbances and discomfort.

It is not possible to offer you a diagnosis on this website – however, I would definitely see a physician just to rule out the possibility of any serious medical complications, and to give you some peace of mind! Your doctor may also be able to suggest some treatment options that would ease your discomfort.

Please take care of yourself during this time of early recovery, and don’t hesitate to reach out for support. Wishing you well.

Amy

Hi I’m 16 Years Old. Last Summer I Started Running, And I Over Trained So I Became Underweight And Lost My Period. Over Winter I Tried To Eat More To Gain Wight And Get My Periods Back. It Worked So I Got A Period In March.

Continuing… I Started
slurp – 07/01/2012 – 18:51

continuing…
I started training again a little. I’m at my normal weight 61kg wich I was before all this started. I’m 174cm tall and my BMI is healthy. My hair has fallen off a bit more now, I think it’s an side effect of my hard training and weightloss. Weird that it comes this late.
I think I should have my periods back by now. Im getting scared.

However my qustion is, why haven’t I had a period now? Why doesn’t I have periods now? I got one in March as a sign (I think) to that I’we reached my healthy weight and my body was healing/back to healthy.
Why no menstruation now even though I had one for a few months ago and that I’m at my normal weight?

Please help me and read this and answer on my qustion.
Thank you!


Hi: As You Know, Menstruation
Amy Colwell – 07/30/2012 – 19:33

Hi:

As you know, menstruation is dependent upon maintaining enough body fat in order to manufacture the hormones that control your monthly cycle. Although it is a good sign that your period returned in March, you may find that it takes a little longer for your body to adjust, and for you to get a regular monthly period.

While you state that your weight and BMI are healthy, it sounds as though you may still be experiencing some symptoms of over-training such as hair loss. It is possible that your body is continuing to recover from your rapid weight loss earlier, and will need more time for hormone levels to reliably regulate your periods.

There are a number of other medical reasons why a woman’s periods may be late or irregular – and of course, individual variation is perfectly normal too. In fact, some women find that something as simple as too much stress and anxiety can affect their menstrual cycle.

The best way to get some reassurance and peace of mind, is to see your family doctor about this. He/she will be able to assess whether your diet and exercise program is appropriate, and determine if anything else is contributing to your lack of periods. That way, you won’t have to worry about anything scary happening to your body, and you will be able to enjoy running without the anxiety of wondering if you are over-training again.

Hope this helps a little. Take care.

Amy

Hi. I Am So Proud To Say I Finally My Period Frist! I Have Struggled With Anorexia Since I Was 13 Years Old And Never Had A Period Until Today ( I Am 23.) My Question Is, Will I Grow Anymore, Hips Widen, Etc? Or Did My Years Of No Period Stunt My Growth?

Hi: I’m Glad To Hear That You
Amy Colwell – 07/28/2012 – 08:37

Hi:

I’m glad to hear that you have your period. As you know, anorexia can seriously affect a woman’s fertility including causing amenorrhea (lack of menstruation or periods). The reason for this is a very low percentage of body fat which affects the production of a hormone called leptin. This hormone is responsible for the production of hormones that are needed in order for puberty to occur, including menstruation and other physical changes.

It’s not really possible to give a proper answer to your question, as you would need to be examined by a doctor in order to measure the hormone levels in your body, and examine other factors that affect growth and development. Of course, it is good news that you have your period – however, I’m wondering if you are still affected by anorexia. This would contribute to low levels of fat tissue in your body which would negatively influence the production of leptin.

As there are some other medical issues that can affect one’s period and development, I would encourage you to see a physician to set your mind at ease.

Wishing you well.

Amy

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