It is possible to take a free eating disorder test online by visiting websites, such as the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), Psych Central and the Cambridge Eating Disorders Center. An online screening tool for eating disorders consists of a variety of questions that may indicate that someone has a problem and may need clinical help, as noted by NEDA. Each of these sites provide screening tools that are anonymous.
At the NEDA site, there is a link provided to a self-assessment test. The screening tool is offered by the National Eating Disorders Association and its partner Screening for Mental Health, Inc. Mental health professionals designed the questions found on this online screening test, as noted by NEDA. Clicking on the link provided on this website opens up a new page for this test. The test questions can include attitudes toward food or weight and whether the person vomits after eating or experiences binge eating.
The Cambridge Eating Disorders Center website also provides a link to an online screening tool. When visitors to this site click on the link, it takes them to a second page where they choose their home state and nearest city before starting the test with a series of questions. After submitting the test, the person receives the results and advice.
At the Psych Central site, there is an eating attitude test used to gauge the likelihood that a person has an eating disorder. If there is an indication of a problem, the advice is to seek professional evaluation because the screening test is not intended as a diagnosis for an eating disorder, as noted by Psych Central. Eating disorders can include bulimia or anorexia nervosa.