The following self-assessments are designed to assist clients in recognising the signs and symptoms of addiction/dependency, eating disorders, and depression.
- Have you ever eaten large amounts of food in a relatively short period of time?
- Do you induce vomiting to try to get rid of food you have eaten, or to try to control your weight?
- Do you comfort eat?
- Have you ever severely restricted your food intake to a liquid diet or a fast?
- Have you used diet pills, laxatives or diuretics to control your weight?
- Have you used excessive exercise to control your weight?
- Have you ever experienced physical complications resulting from your eating disorder?
- Do other people’s comments about your drinking or drugging anger you?
- Are you preoccupied with thoughts of drinking or drugging?
- Do you drink or drug at socially unacceptable times or in socially unacceptable situations?
- Do you drink or drug to relieve tension, calm your nerves or make you feel “better”?
- Do you feel guilt about your drinking or drugging?
- Do you drink or drug alone or in secret?
- Have you tried to cut down on your drinking or drugging but failed?
- Do you avoid social situations where you cannot drink or drug?
- Have you risked losing your job or family because of your of alcohol or drug use?
- Do you feel downhearted or “blue” more often than not?
- Do you cry or feel like crying quite often?
- Do you battle to sleep at night or get tired for no apparent reason?
- Have you experienced a loss of appetite or unintentional weight loss?
- Have you experienced a decreased libido?
- Are you more irritable than usual?
- Have you found that you are not enjoying the things that you used to?